[webkit-dev] arm jit

Akos Kiss akiss at inf.u-szeged.hu
Tue Jun 9 14:38:43 PDT 2009

Dear Community,

Today, we realized that there is a new ARM JIT port for WebKit. (http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/44514) Congratulations on getting this working!, great job.

I cannot conceal how disappointed I am, as is the whole team at Szeged. It was months ago, when we presented you our first results in the Bugzilla (https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=24986). Since then, we exchanged ideas in several comments and even received feedbacks and suggestions from you. Now, I pose the question (possibly only to myself): "For what end?" I'm quite sure that the work on your side has been ongoing for some time now. Still, you did not mention anything. We did not even get a notification on the new port. Of course, we've felt that you were reluctant to accept our implementation. At least, now we know why.

As WebKit currently is, it is not an open community. Not at all.

Let me ask two final questions:
- Are you still looking for patches, bug reports, feature requests, etc., or is it all in vain - you will get everything done inhouse?
- Should we ask for credits in the new files, as it was done by you when we first published our JIT implementation? I'm quite sure that we can state the same argument: "a number of the new files appear to have taken large chunks of logic from existing jit files".

Best regards,

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