[webkit-dev] Using Google-URL in WebKit

David Hyatt hyatt at apple.com
Thu Oct 2 14:52:40 PDT 2008

It's kind of ridiculous to have an external dependency on a piece of  
code this tiny.


On Oct 2, 2008, at 4:41 PM, Peter Kasting wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 2:23 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com>  
> wrote:
> I consider the option of completely
> replacing WebKit's URL implementation with an external dependency to
> be a nonstarter.
> Assume that we wound up in a world where GURL formed the basis of  
> the WebKit URL implementation.  Does this statement mean you would  
> copy the GURL sources into the WebKit tree and periodically recopy  
> (kind of like Chromium does with a number of its dependencies, e.g.  
> libxml, libjpeg, etc.)?  Or that you would copy once and then ignore  
> upstream (i.e. fork)?  Or that you would not be willing to even  
> consider basing anything off GURL code unless it moved from its  
> current repository into the WebKit tree as its sole home (making it  
> hard for any other project to use it)? Or some other possibility  
> I've missed?
> There are already various dependencies of WebKit on other projects'  
> code (e.g. sqlite) so I guess I'm trying to figure out how to parse  
> this statement and whether you're saying that this section of the  
> code is subject to different requirements.  At least in the Chromium  
> codebase, having pieces like googleurl be pulled in as external  
> dependencies has not been problematic at all, and has been useful  
> for other projects.
> PK
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