[webkit-dev] Re: Spinneret build issue (on Windows)

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Fri Jun 29 17:17:29 PDT 2007


On Jun 29, 2007, at 5:00 PM, Double-Dee Zee wrote:

> Somebody out there must be using Spinneret, can you please help?
> Is Spinneret now defunct?  If yes, then why was that Win32 build  
> issue resolved just 10 days ago?  Is someone successfully using  
> Spinneret with the new Win32 build?

We originally made Spinneret as a testbed for Windows WebKit, when  
there was no WebKit-based Windows browser available for Windows. Now  
that Safari is out, those of us at Apple are not really maintaining  
Spinneret, since you can use Safari to test. We don't have a simple  
testbed app for Mac OS X in the source tree either. We're accepting  
patches from others who want to fix it, but we're not really going to  
maintain it ourselves, and we think other browsers using WebKit in  
general should be hosted separately.

What's the interest level in keeping Spinneret in the WebKit  
repository? Would people object to removing it entirely?


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