[webkit-dev] GTK threading

zaheer ahmad zaheer.mot at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 04:44:39 PDT 2008

Webkit linux GTK version does not employ any threading. This is unlike
MAC/Windows port or firefox that use threading for  n/w io, js exec, UI and
probably for others like rendering/parsing. Threading may be more
appropriate on embedded systems where ui response is probably more important
than throughput. It may complicate webkit design, but is that a compromise.

would like to understand the design decisions, which parts of  webkit are
threadsafe, how difficult or easy is to do some of these on the gtk port.
Appreciate any inputs so that we have the right info to take it furthur.

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