[webkit-dev] Announcing WebKit2

Adam Treat treat at kde.org
Fri Apr 9 14:13:17 PDT 2010

On Friday 09 April 2010 02:11:33 pm Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> There were in fact bugs opened with patches attached, and webkit-dev
> was notified before any of the patches were committed afaik. However,

Indeed, but the post to webkit-dev had no link to the patches and no time was 
given for anyone in the community who hadn't been privy to the private 
development to have a look before it was landed.

> the "new piece of tech" really is just a new API layer for the Mac and
> Win ports. We are interested in other people being able to reuse this
> technology, but fundamentally, this is an extension of our existing
> APIs.

I understand this now.  I definitely didn't get this impression at first, but 
probably my mistake.

> It was in retrospect not a good choice of name. We hoped it would be a
> very boring choice. Think of it as WebKit/mac/async/ or something and
> see if you might feel differently.

It does throw things in a different light.  However, I still think it would 
have been nice to give people an opportunity to have a look and a little time 
for discussion before it was landed.  I lament that we have so much private 
development in the community although I understand the necessity at times.


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