[webkit-dev] Announcing WebKit2

Xan Lopez xan at gnome.org
Fri Apr 9 02:40:54 PDT 2010

On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 2:47 AM, Xan Lopez <xan at gnome.org> 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.
> - Does your new framework require any significant changes in WebCore?
> Could you briefly summarize them?
> - 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?

Another issue seems to be that parts of the public C API expose
CoreFoundation, which definitely would be an issue for the other
ports. I'm told on the side that this was just done as a quick
solution to have something running and that if there's interest by
other ports in using this we'd solve it with the good-old "let's add
another abstraction layer" method, right?


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