[webkit-dev] Questions about WebKit

Nemix ereas_dre at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 14 10:36:22 PDT 2008

Thank you for your answer  :)

Gustavo Noronha Silva-5 wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-07-11 at 01:18 -0700, Nemix wrote:
>> > First, WebKit is a rendering engine.  As such, it does provide  
>> > features that would permit you to build a cross-platform interface  
>> > using, for example, JavaScript and HTML to build a user interface.  In  
>> > fact, I am pursuing something along these lines at the moment.
>> Maybe have I made an error thinking I can use as a Java API (like
>> PDFbox),
>> including it in a Java project and use functions it provides.
>> Because when I opened the windows package of webkit (http://webkit.org/),
>> I
>> didn't found any .java files and haven't any idea on "how can I do ?"...
> WebKit for Windows is to be used with C++, not Java. You need to look
> for the Java distribution of WebKit for Windows, most probably you'll be
> able to download that from Sun.
>> Ok. So WebKit is something like a Java API with a .jar for each platform.
>> I
>> will have to built a different .jar in the end of my work. Don't hesitate
>> to
>> stop me if I say something wrong. I would like to be very sure about what
>> I
>> understand because it is very important for what I have to do  ;)
> Yes.
>> I haven't already search at the moment (I tried to understand what really
>> is
>> webkit and its possibilities), but I thought it exists something like
>> Qtopia, based on the webkit which provides functions to manipulate PDF. 
>> Hum... It seems to be the point the more complex I will have to study ^^
> Qtopia is not to be used with Java, though. Qtopia uses the Qt port of
> WebKit, which is available as a C++ API.
>> http://trolltech.com/downloads/opensource#qtopia-open-source-edition
>> Does it mean that I can develop on a mobile phone ? ... I really need to
>> open my eyes on technology  -_-'
> You can, but using Qt/C++, not Java. For Java you need to look for the
> Java port of WebKit. There is also a port using GNOME-based
> technologies, which also allows you to write software for mobile using
> mainly C (but also Python, C++, and others if you wish).
>> I would like to develop on Windows and use the application on Mac and
>> iphone
>> system.
> That should be possible, like many people said =).
> See you,
> -- 
> Gustavo Noronha Silva <gns at gnome.org>
> GNOME contributor: http://www.gnome.org/
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