[webkit-dev] Branch for Gtk/Gdk port
mjs at apple.com
Fri Feb 23 15:16:18 PST 2007
Since Krzysztof has been doing most of the work to maintain the
WebKit Gdk port, I'd like to defer to his opinion on this.
On Feb 23, 2007, at 2:58 PM, Krzysztof Kowalczyk wrote:
> Speaking purely for myself, not the webkit team...
> Fixing compilation issues due to refactoring changes is trivial. In
> the past I can recall only one issue that required me to spend
> non-trivial amount of time figuring out a fix for a change due to
> refactoring. So a branch doesn't make a difference for that.
> The problem is that at any given time there usually are just 0 or 1
> people actively working on gdk port. If the number is 0, the port is
> usually broken. If the number is 1 then port usually works. So the
> solution is to have at least 1 person working on gdk port i.e.
> attracting more people that make fixes and submit the patches. Given
> that in recent times gdk port has been stable and that didn't attract
> new contributions, I don't see how a branch will make a difference.
> And finally, a branch that isolates from changes in trunk causes you
> much more pain during merge and based on my past experience of doing
> merges from hell after working on a branch, it's not at all clear to
> me that this is a win. You trade a series of small, short pains for a
> big, long pain.
> -- kjk
> On 2/23/07, Juan Antonio Suarez Romero <jasuarez at igalia.com> wrote:
>> Hi all, webkiters ;-)
>> In some posts I read some issues about the Gtk/Gdk port. In one, I
>> about the posibility of creating a branch for this port.
>> What about this idea?.
>> IMHO having a stable branch in which send the contributions about
>> port is very confortable.
>> This branch should allow to work only in the gtk/gdk contributions,
>> using a "stable" version of the repository. It's very unpleased
>> that the
>> port compiles one day, but not the next, due to contributions done to
>> other ports.
>> Also, this branch should allow more people can contribute to the
>> as having a stable release makes easier the "study" of the system,
>> without every day something changes.
>> And finally, this branch should allow the building of a stable and
>> functional WebKitGtk system. The integration with the trunk should be
>> more quickly, adding the parts that are not implemented. In this way,
>> the trunk should contain functional ports.
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