[webkit-dev] Re: Future of Webkit for Windows?

Christopher Brichford chrisb at adobe.com
Wed Jun 27 10:52:13 PDT 2007

We have not changed much in the Cairo port.  I think I fixed a bug or  
two in the windows font code, but I don't think it was specific to  

Chris Brichford
Adobe Systems Inc.

On Jun 26, 2007, at 5:50 PM, Alp Toker wrote:

> Arno wrote:
>> On Jun 26, 2007, at 11:09, Darin Adler wrote:
>>> On Jun 26, 2007, at 11:00 AM, Double-Dee Zee wrote:
>>>> does the use of non-redistributable support libraries force  
>>>> Adobe to maintain their own WebKit branch?
>>> No.
>>> Adobe should bring their changes back into the webkit.org tree,  
>>> using ifdefs as appropriate.
>> we, Adobe, plan to do the following:
>> a/ merge the latest WebKit top-of-tree with our changes (we're  
>> waiting for a certain Jesus-device to be released before doing so)
>> b/ publish our branch as we make available future public beta  
>> builds of Apollo
>> b/ submit our changes back to WebKit top-of-tree. This will happen  
>> as soon as we ship Apollo 1.0.
>> We have no intention of forking our branch.
>> Note that we are using Cairo to render on Windows, not Quartz. We  
>> are not using CoreFoundation either. The availability of both of  
>> those libraries when Safari shipped were interesting surprises,  
>> but we do not expect to change our plan at this point.
> Hi,
> I've been working on the WebKit Cairo backend for the last couple of
> months as part of the Gtk+ port (but the code is entirely cross- 
> platform).
> In that time we've fixed up the core GraphicsContextCairo, added  
> initial
> SVG support and are working on Canvas support. You can track our
> progress in the SVN history and the bug tracker. Could you explain  
> with
> a little more detail how your contributions merge against the current
> tip-of-tree so we can coordinate our efforts and avoid duplication?
> If there are any specific areas you think need work, I'd be happy to
> look into them personally or work together with your team.
> Cheers,
> Alp
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