[webkit-dev] Adobe Apollo's port of WebKit

David Hyatt hyatt at apple.com
Wed Mar 21 16:59:21 PDT 2007

Here's my opinion.  Others may disagree. :)

On Mar 21, 2007, at 2:34 PM, Chris Brichford wrote:
>   * What to call our sub-directory in WebCore/platform

I think "apollo" is appropriate.  While I know it is just a code  
name, it's very recognizable/familiar to people at this point.

>   * Should we make our WebKit a subdirectory in WebKit like WebKit/ 
> COM?  Should we make a new top level directory?

I see two options here:

(1) Fix the WebKit directory to have subdirectories for each  
platform.  That means all of the Mac subdirectories would move under  
WebKit/mac.  Then you could have WebKit/apollo.
(2) Have top-level directories for each WebKit, e.g., WebKitMac,  
WebKitWin, WebKitApollo, WebKitQt, etc.

My personal preference would be for (1), although note that Qt went  
with (2) already.  Other platforms can do (1) now without us having  
to move our Mac files immediately, so that doesn't hold anything up.

I'd be curious to hear more opinions on this.  I'm not a big fan of  
lots of top-level directories in a project, so I like (1) a lot  
better than (2).

>   * How to submit patches specific to our new platform ( do we  
> enter a bug and attach patches to it? )

Yeah, and additional components/platforms can be added to Bugzilla to  
cover this.

>   * What to call the port.  Apollo is just a code name and will  
> change before we ship 1.0.  We also intend that the API between the  
> host and this port will not be specific to Apollo.

I'd stick with Apollo.

(hyatt at apple.com)

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