[webkit-dev] Announcing WebKit2

Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri barbieri at profusion.mobi
Thu Apr 8 16:25:29 PDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 3:01 PM, Anders Carlsson <andersca at apple.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> This is a heads-up that we will shortly start landing patches for a new
> WebKit framework that we at Apple have been working on for a while. We
> currently call this new framework "WebKit2".
> WebKit2 is designed from the ground up to support a split process model,
> where the web content (JavaScript, HTML, layout, etc) lives in a separate
> process. This model is similar to what Google Chrome offers, with the major
> difference being that we have built the process split model directly into
> the framework, allowing other clients to use it.
> Some high-level documentation is available
> at http://trac.webkit.org/wiki/WebKit2
> Currently WebKit2 is available for Mac and Windows, and we would gladly
> accept patches to add more ports.
> We're more than happy to answer any questions you might have, and we hope
> that this will be a topic of discussion at the WebKit Contributors Meeting.

Please, please consider making every call non-block, particularly
those that requires interaction with user, avoiding nested main loops
and bugs that come from these[1]. For instance, these could call user
that is later responsible to call another function, providing the
continuation based on some shared token/context.

[1] https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2010-March/011845.html

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