[webkit-dev] Runtime setting for incomplete features
johnnyg at google.com
Thu Sep 10 13:27:16 PDT 2009
I also have a patch (https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=28930) that's
awaiting a resolution of this for desktop notifications. Does anyone object
to putting "experimental" in the name of the setting as a good solution?
On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 9:50 AM, Eric Seidel <eric at webkit.org> wrote:
> experimental would be one option. We used to have build-webkit
> --svg-experimental iirc.
> On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 9:47 AM, Darin Fisher <darin at chromium.org> wrote:
>> Perhaps... any suggestions?-Darin
>> On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 8:45 AM, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:
>>> Maybe it's worth distinguishing these settings with some sort of
>>> naming convention so that embedders know they'll be removed at some
>>> On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 11:47 PM, Darin Fisher<darin at chromium.org> wrote:
>>> > As is described in https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=28941, for
>>> > the Chromium project, we like to make incomplete features available
>>> > behind a command line flag to help facilitate testing. I understand
>>> > that the norm for WebKit is to only have compile time options for new
>>> > / incomplete features. In some cases, runtime settings are defined,
>>> > but these generally correspond to end user preferences or the needs of
>>> > specific embedders.
>>> > At any rate, I just wanted to make sure that folks were aware that
>>> > some settings may only exist to help facilitate Chromium's goal of
>>> > shipping incomplete features, disabled by default.
>>> > Alexey asked if there are any guidelines for when these settings may
>>> > be removed. I think the main thing is that the feature has to be
>>> > reasonably complete and enabled by default by embedders (e.g.,
>>> > Chromium) that are compiling the feature.
>>> > Regards,
>>> > -Darin
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