[webkit-dev] performance on ARM

Johan Bilien jobi at via.ecp.fr
Wed Jan 23 08:37:07 PST 2008

On Wed, Jan 23, 2008, zaheer ahmad wrote:
> we are working on gtk port of webkit on ARM board(400MHZ CPU, 128MB RAM,
> 64MB Nand flash) over  fast ethernet connection.
> we are facing issues when loading pages where the webkit is not responsive
> to key presses and other events. The same works fine on a x86 build.
> Any pointers for this behavior or inputs to control the network access slice
> over other events would be greatly helpful.

Current webkit-gtk uses curl as its transport backend. Curl does not
integrate to the glib mainloop and thus network calls often blocks the

I hear that a libsoup transport backend is being worked on, which would
solve this problem.

Johan Bilien
<jobi at via.ecp.fr>

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