[webkit-dev] Re: Focus traversal question

Alp Toker alp at atoker.com
Thu Nov 8 02:17:50 PST 2007

Artem Ananiev wrote:
> Hi, Alp,
> sorry for a slight delay with the answer. I'm not working with GTK port, 
> but rather investigating the possibility of new Java port, on windows, 
> linux and solaris platforms.


For what it's worth, we (informally) evaluated the option of a native 
CLR port as part of the Mono project.

It turns out that while it might be feasible to port some of WebCore to 
a managed runtime in the space of a few months, the true value of WebKit 
is that it's an evolving code base with a brilliant and responsive team 
of devoted core developers, something that is lost when you deviate too 
far from the existing architecture. So you end up with a browser that no 
longer gets essential site compatibility fixes or support for new Web 
standards unless you recruit a whole new development team.

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