[webkit-dev] WebKitGtk network backend

Kevin Ollivier kevino at theolliviers.com
Tue Dec 23 09:53:56 PST 2008

Hi Brent and all,

On Dec 22, 2008, at 2:03 PM, Brent Fulgham wrote:

> 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?

The wx port uses cURL as well, and the glib main loop requirement  
leads me to think this might not be the best route, at least for wx.  
As long as the cURL code doesn't get removed from the tree, though,  
I'm happy. :)



> Thanks,
> -Brent
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