[webkit-dev] Patch to use V8 engine with Gtk port

Mike Emmel mike.emmel at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 12:15:50 PST 2009

The work was done for my employer for their own reasons. I both
understand why they chose V8 and agree with the decision.   I'm not
comfortable giving a detailed reason for the decision and I think
thats understandable. A clearer explanation would require a more
formal response and its tied to our products so hopefully you can
understand its not something I want to get into. As a engineer
hopefully you can understand my desire to not go down this path lets
leave it to the marketing team.

However given the nature of the submission regardless of why it was
made its also obvious that getting it integrated into the trunk is far
better than leaving it as a fork. My focus is simply to do my best to
get the code ready for submission and it does contain controversial

Its been a long time since I posted but somehow I seem to manage to
get myself on the wrong side of many issues. I think I'm cursed,
chance would not give such consistent results :)

Why this project was done is not the top issue and that should be
obvious if you read the bug report. I've got other problems to deal
with :)

I honestly did not expect this response equating this submission to
other work that needs to be done but given my track record its not
surprising that I'm surprised it must be part of my curse :)

I don't get the logic behind it. I think the assumption is that if I
was not working on this JS engine submission then I would have been
working on other areas that are considered more important however this
is not true. The basic premise is false as I would actually have been
working on something else. I assure you that I don't have the luxury
of devoting my time to the project based on its most pressing problems
if I did, I would of course try and help.

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 10:28 PM, Holger Freyther <zecke at selfish.org> wrote:
> On Friday 11 December 2009 23:55:06 Eric Seidel wrote:
>> I don't see a patch on the bug, but I look forward to seeing it when
>> it's posted.
>> I'm surprised that having switch-able JS engines would bubble up on
>> the list of things to do above things like passing the layout tests:
>> http://trac.webkit.org/browser/trunk/LayoutTests/platform/gtk/Skipped
> Dear Mike,
> is JavaScript execution really the dominating cost in your (page loading
> tests)? When I profile on ARM (not WebKit/GTK+ though) I see various other
> areas of improvement?
> holger
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