[webkit-dev] WebKitGtk network backend

Christian Dywan christian at twotoasts.de
Mon Dec 22 14:09:06 PST 2008

Am Mon, 22 Dec 2008 14:03:36 -0800
schrieb "Brent Fulgham" <bfulgham at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
> On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 2:29 AM, Gustavo Noronha Silva
> <gns at gnome.org> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2008-12-21 at 21:29 +0100, Christian Dywan wrote:
> >> So, I'd like to suggest to make libSoup the only backend. We would
> >> then require a recent (unstable) libSoup, similar to how Gtk+
> >> depends on the latest (unstable) Glib. Xan Lopez has agreed
> >> already on IRC.
> The "Redistributable" WebKit on Windows currently uses the cURL
> backend.  I am fully in favor of switching to libSoup for this
> platform as well, if it is known to work properly on Windows.
> I am a bit concerned that it seems to be heavily tied to the Gnome
> platform.  Will I end up having to pull in glib and other Gnome
> dependencies if I wish to use it?

Hey Brent,

in fact Glib is a requirement, libSoup relies essentially on features
of the GObject system. But that is already it. There are no Gnomish
requirements on top of that, the libsoup-gnome library is optional and
not needed for normal functionality.

So it comes down to whether or not Glib is feasible for your port.


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