[webkit-dev] Request for comments

Jack Wootton jackwootton at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 02:07:09 PDT 2008

I hope this signals a better start for Nokia.  Before Nokia can submit
anything back to the WebKit community they'll have to:

1. Fix the mainline which has been broken for a year.
2. Provide a satisfactory website that gives more information than
just how to build a broken webkit.
3. Provide email addresses for a contact at Nokia that doesn't result
in the email being returned to the sender because the address is
defunct (s60webkit at nokia.com).
4. Apologise for the COMPLETE lack of communication regarding the
future of s60 webkit, which does nothing more than create rumours and
misinformation (with still no announcement, although your architecture
diagram does provide some insight).
5. Actually answer questions on Forum Nokia rather than ignoring
anything regarding the future of s60 webkit / WRT.

I am new to webkit, but have been severely disappointed with Nokia's
approach which shows little more than a complete disregard for anyone
involved in s60 webkit....that is until you require an architecture
review.  This is not a personal swipe, since I understand than you
have attempted to provide some help previously.  Nokia's behaving like
a child, taking when it wants to and not sharing it's toys.  Shame.

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 2:37 PM,  <Jonni.Rainisto at nokia.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've been following the webkit-dev list for a while now, and I though that
> it might be good time to introduce myself and the project that we have been
> working on with a small team.
> First some general high level introduction jargon for managers or such ;)...
> Motivation:
> Finger-touchable direct manipulation of 2.5D visual objects with gestures is
> the new emerging UI paradigm with personal navigation devices. However, the
> new paradigm has not reached the web yet -- there is no way a web developer
> can embrace the new interaction. In this project we will look into bringing
> finger touch and gestures to the web framework in order to accelerate easy
> web usage with mobile devices, with the goal of mobile devices becoming the
> primary web access method instead of laptops.
> This project is about:
> To create innovative web representation platform
> Multi-touch, accelerometer (rotation, shaking) and haptics based interaction
> mechanisms
> Enriching the mobile web content with 2.5D graphics with hardware
> accelerated rendering
> New JavaScript interaction APIs, Haptics CSS extensions
> High Level Architecture: (disclaimer: this is only high level architecture
> and some aspects might change during the project)
> <<architecture.jpg>>
> What we have already up and running:
> - Prototype implementation OpenGL ES 1.1 accelerated QT-WebKit running on
> ARM based Internet Tablet device (such as N810), reference implementations
> of the draft JS API's are somewhat working (no haptics yet tough).
> JavaScript test pages receives touch gesture DOM and accelerometer events
> quite nicely.
> I'm wondering if people in this mailing list would be interested to look and
> give feedback/comments to our JS API draft versions and general feedback for
> us to see if this would be beneficial for end users. More detailed draft
> architecture specifications are also available upon request.
> Our intention is to start contributing our implementation efforts back to
> open source, if WebKit community would be interested to receive it? :)
> You can also find me in IRC idling 24/7 on #webkit channel with nick: Jonni
> Regards, Jonni
> --
> Jonni Rainisto
> Specialist, Nokia Devices R&D / Technology Strategy and Architecture /
> Technology Foresight / New Technology Initiatives
> Gsm: +358 50 3038358  Email: jonni.rainisto at nokia.com
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