[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... :)
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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?
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
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:
> 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.
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