[webkit-dev] Announcing WebKit2

Sam Weinig sam.weinig at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 16:31:55 PDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 4:25 PM, Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri <
barbieri at profusion.mobi> wrote:

> 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.
As noted in the linked Wiki document, the intent is to create a completely
non-blocking API.  That is one of our biggest motivations in pursuing this

- Sam
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