[webkit-dev] Where does WebKit end and Safari begin on Windows?
zucker at wake3.com
Fri Apr 25 08:00:24 PDT 2008
Glad to hear the positive feedback on Safari/WebKit performance on Windows.
IMHO, this performance is due much more to the WebKit portion--much less to
the Safari layer.
Please note that if you would like to use WebKit on Windows, the mainstream
version requires non-redistributable Apple libraries. This means you cannot
use it in a commercial application.
However, there is an effort underway to replace the Apple libraries with
opensource alternatives. See
should give you a solution that you can use with your commercial
On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 7:48 AM, Patrick Gostovic <pgostovic at indigo.ca>
> Hi List.
> My company is developing an in-store kiosk application using DHTML/Ajax,
> etc. It has to be Windows for a variety of reasons. The goal is to have a
> nice looking interface with lots of tasteful, fancy animations. We were
> initially planning to use Internet Explorer to maximize hardware peripheral
> integration (i.e. card reader, proximity sensor, etc.) and most kiosk
> management software vendors assume IE; but needless to say IE's performance
> is suboptimal. Firefox is much better. But Safari blows them all away in
> overall prettiness, etc. My big question… How much of Safari's prowess can
> be attributed to WebKit? I ask because I have tried both Adobe Air's WebKit
> port and the latest QT QWebView widget and I just don't see the same results
> – they are both good, but not nearly as smooth and pretty. Why is Safari so
> much better, and is there any way to get that Safari experience in locked
> down fullscreen mode?
> Thanks for indulging.
> p.s. apologies if this is not the appropriate forum for this question J.
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