[webkit-dev] Standing of the WINCE port

George Staikos staikos at kde.org
Fri Aug 28 12:33:52 PDT 2009

On 28-Aug-09, at 9:26 AM, Peter Kasting wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 12:14 PM, George Staikos <staikos at kde.org>  
> wrote:
> The development of Iris Browser for Windows CE has been suspended,  
> but we still plan to contribute to WebKit as a project and this  
> does not preclude working on code specific to a given port.  I  
> think there is clearly enough interest in the Windows CE port to  
> keep it around, and the impact on the tree is really not that big.   
> The more intrusive changes that were done by Torch Mobile were  
> specific to certain classes of features, really.  I see no reason  
> to pull it out.
> I'm not opposed to leaving things in.  I am curious as to the  
> future of certain specific features.  For example, the WinCE port  
> as written had a lot of Image system changes, and while I don't  
> think they would have landed as-is, they were prompting discussion  
> about how to redesign some of the Image subsystem to accommodate  
> them.  If we're still hoping to land these changes (in some form)  
> it imposes a different set of design constraints than if we're not.
> Anyway, thanks for the reply.

    I think we'd like to see those features go in.  They're  
generically useful.  I don't necessarily disagree with refactoring of  
it either.

George Staikos
Torch Mobile Inc.

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