[webkit-dev] Plans to fully merge the Android port

Holger Freyther zecke at selfish.org
Thu Apr 28 04:42:41 PDT 2011

On 04/27/2011 11:53 AM, Steve Block wrote:
>> Is there any plan to fully merge the code, have updated LayoutTests and
>> build-webkit integration?
> The Android browser still uses the Android port, but as you point out,
> it's not fully upstreamed. We're continuing to work on this.

>> Since then, WebCore/Android.mk has been modified 81 times, but only

> It's true that our progress has been rather slow of late. If the
> Android makefiles are considered too much of a burden on the
> community, I'm happy to remove them from the tree until the Android
> port is fully upstreamed.

>From my point of view the question is if and when Android will upstream the
code, provide build-webkit --android, aim to have support for LayoutTests,
provide a buildbot and generally maintain it.

Right now there does not seem to be a clear story for the Android port and I
wonder if it would not be better for the WebKit project to remove the port and
handle it like the other ports being out of tree (e.g. Samsung's bada port).

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