[webkit-dev] Chromium Unforking: Please hold off on big changes for a day or so

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Fri May 8 13:32:27 PDT 2009

On May 7, 2009, at 11:35 PM, Darin Fisher wrote:

> Victory!
> http://build.chromium.org/buildbot/waterfall.fyi/waterfall?builder=Webkit%20(webkit.org)
> To those not working on Chromium, that is our buildbot that builds  
> Chromium trunk against WebKit trunk.  That implies zero forks, and  
> to have it green--and passing the same layout tests as our normal  
> build of Chromium--is enough to bring tears of joy to my eyes.  This  
> day has been a long time coming.


  - Maciej

> Now to keep it that way...
> To make that easier, we still need to upstream the following code:
> 1-  The remainder of the V8 bindings (this is progressing nicely)
> 2-  A description of the files we are building (we'll be using GYP  
> for this)
> 3-  A WebKit layer API (this is brewing here in case you want a  
> sneak peak; it exists in our tree presently to ease the transition  
> from our webkit/glue directory)
> 4-  A functional DumpRenderTree for our WebKit API and V8
> 5-  LayoutTest results for the Chromium ports (win, mac and linux)
> Once we complete step 2, I think we will be able to put up a  
> meaningful buildbot on build.webkit.org that does not depend on too  
> much from the Chromium repository.  This should help improve  
> visibility into the status of our port.
> Regards,
> -Darin
> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 2:08 PM, Dimitri Glazkov  
> <dglazkov at chromium.org> wrote:
> Dear WebKit contributors,
> We are attempting to completely unfork Chromium this afternoon and
> would love to have a no port breakage while we're doing this. If it is
> at all possible, could you hold off on making big changes to WebCore
> or JS bindings that may potentially affect Chromium port or layout
> test results?
> This should only take a day or so -- once we're pulling from ToT and
> have our build infrastructure switched over, you can resume breaking
> stuff :)
> :DG<
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