[webkit-dev] Fwd: Where can I get basic WebKit software?

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Fri Sep 5 04:55:57 PDT 2008

someone who should have been asking this question on webkit-dev... :)

 ---------- Forwarded message ----------
 From: lkcl <luke.leighton at googlemail.com>
 To: Chromium-dev <chromium-dev at googlegroups.com>
 Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 13:44:19 -0700 (PDT)
 Subject: Re: Where can I get basic WebKit software?
 chandra, hi,

  webkit's core is independent of the widget sets that use it.  there
  _happens_ to be some widget set wrappers, which various teams have
  added, and these _happen_ to be included in the webkit source
  repository, for many people's convenience.

  you are pretty much on your own if adding your own home-grown
  "drawing" set, unless you can convince other people that it is a
  worthwhile task to do.

  also, from what i can gather, google's chrome team _did_ consider it
  worthwhile - and they have added "skia" as the drawing engine [which i
  am about to ask what that's about, and when the patch is going to be
  done to get that back into webkit].

  so you should be looking at both the chromium version of webkit, and
  also the three widget-set-versions, wxWidgets, qt and gt, to compare
  the _differences_ between these, to find out how to add your own.

  i for one will be very interested to see your work, because i have
  added glib bindings to webkit (https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?
  id=16401) so that i can have them in pywebkitgtk (http://
  code.google.com/p/pywebkitgtk/issues/detail?id=13) so that i can
  (finally) have pyjamas (http://code.google.com/p/pyjamas) running as a
  desktop app (http://pyjd.sf.net).

  i'm interested because jumping through two levels of bindings hoops -
  glib and then python - seems a bit silly, and one prerequisite to make
  it all a bit faster is to have native screeen drawing, not gtk-based
  sccreen drawing.

  thenn it''s worthwhile adding native python bindings to webkit.

  ... but yes - this is a question you should have asked on the webkit-
  dev mailing list :)

  On Sep 4, 3:06 pm, Chandra <mouli... at gmail.com> wrote:
  > Hi,
  > I want to download basic platform independent WebKit toolkit? I tried
  > in Internet. But, I found that all available download resources are
  > integrated with third party platforms like Qt, Gtk, Java etc.
  > My main intention is that I want to download basic WebKit software and
  > then I will try to integrate my own platform with the basic WebKit.
  > Thanks in advance.
  > Regards
  > Chandra

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