[webkit-dev] Announcing WebKit2

Adam Treat treat at kde.org
Thu Apr 8 18:23:36 PDT 2010


Can someone please point to the bug report and the forum where this 
development was discussed by the greater WebKit community?


On Thursday 08 April 2010 08:58:22 pm Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> On Apr 8, 2010, at 5:47 PM, Xan Lopez wrote:
> > I suppose I could wait until you land the patches and see by myself,
> > but:
> > 
> > - In the wiki you mention that one goal of the new framework is to
> > provide a stable C-based API. Is this meant as a public API for
> > WebKit, the same in all platforms (like JSC), or a stable internal API
> > for embedders to use in order to implement their native APIs on top?
> > 
> >> From some lines in the wiki (like WKView wrapping native objects) it
> > 
> > seems like you want to do the former, but that seems like quite a
> > massive effort and the loss of an important selling port of the
> > various WebKit ports.
> It will be available as a public API, but as Darin explained, it's up
> to individual ports whether to wrap this API, expose it directly, or
> do some combination. For the Mac OS X API, we will be doing a
> combination.
> > - Does your new framework require any significant changes in WebCore?
> > Could you briefly summarize them?
> No WebCore changes are required - it works with the existing WebCore.
> > - Do you see valid usecases in the long term for the "traditional"
> > ports or are your plans to quickly transition all code to the new
> > system as soon as it's ready?
> I think that would be up to the individual ports. We expect that on
> Mac OS X, we will have to support the "classic" WebKit API for a long
> time, perhaps indefinitely, in parallel with the new WebKit2-based API.
> Regards,
> Maciej
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