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

Adam Barth abarth at webkit.org
Sat Dec 12 12:57:54 PST 2009

I'm really surprised that other members of the community are
questioning your priorities.  You're free to work on whatever you
think is important.  That's the first principle of open source
software outlined in The Cathedral and the Bazaar:



On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 12:15 PM, Mike Emmel <mike.emmel at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> decisions.
> 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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