[webkit-dev] Announcing new port: EFL

Joone Hur joone.hur at samsung.com
Sat Mar 6 21:51:56 PST 2010

Hello all,

I am Joone and I work for the R&D center at SAMSUNG Electronics.
SAMSUNG and ProFUSION engineers have been working on WebKit EFL port over the past few months.

We are opening the code to the WebKit community.
The relevant bugzilla IDs are as follows.


We understand that opening the code is the start of getting involved in the community so we will continue to improve the WebKit EFL port.

We hope to build a good relationship with the community going forward.

Best Regards


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Leandro Pereira <leandro at profusion.mobi>
Date: Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 2:44 AM
Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] Announcing new port: EFL
To: webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org


On Mon, 2010-02-22 at 11:19 -0800, Eric Seidel wrote:
> I have a few questions (and I assume others are curious to the answers as well):
> - Who maintains this port?  (Samsung I assume.)

ProFUSION and Samsung.

> - Is this an active port? (Are there plans for the EFL contributors to
> work upstream?)

Yes, we want to work directly with upstream. ProFUSION itself will keep
working on it even if contracts are over, as it is a great component for
EFL and we invest a good amount of work in EFL-related technologies as
it is part of our service offerings.

I am doing the cleanups required by the upstream task, merge of GTK+'s
and EFL's build system, and will do further works on unifying both GTK
+'s and EFL's codebases. There are other people working on this port,

- Rafael Antognolli <antogolli at profusion.mobi>, working on the port
since August last year, did a great amount of work to get optimizations
and fixes.
- Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri <barbieri at profusion.mobi>, core developer of
EFL, rewrote the WebKit/efl/ based on initial port by INdT. Is now the
manager and internal ProFUSION reviewer.
- Lucas De Marchi <lucas.demarchi at profusion.mobi>, working to fill the
gaps, like missing APIs in WebCoreSupport.
- Raphael Kubo  da Costa <kubo at profusion.mobi>, worked on alternative
backing store scaling to speed up zooming in mobile systems.

> - Does the EFL port have a DumpRenderTree implementation?  (And if so,
> can it run the LayoutTests?  What percentage pass?)

Not yet, but we'll surely add it in future as we want to have automated
tests just like Qt.


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