[webkit-dev] Re: Porting to other graphics architectures

Alp Toker alp at atoker.com
Thu Jan 17 19:39:53 PST 2008

Brian Edmond wrote:
> Hi,

> I am looking at porting WebKit to the QNX Neutrino operating system and 
> am trying to figure out the requirements for the target graphics system 
> and OS.  I have looked at the GTK+ version under Linux a bit.  I wanted 
> to know if WebKit required an underlying windowing system with widgets 
> or if you could port it to a system using only a graphics library and 
> input event management.  Looking at the GTK+ version it seems to use 
> buttons and the like for display.  Thanks for any information,

Hi Brian,

You can port WebKit to a graphics system without needing an underlying 
UI toolkit. This approach is often taken in WebKit ports for platforms 
where the browser is the main/only user interface on the target system.

In fact, if you look at the GTK+ port, it actually falls back to a 
Cairo-only rendering path without actually using GTK+ at all when printing.

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