[webkit-dev] WebKit branch to support multiple VMs (e.g., Dart)

Peter Kasting pkasting at chromium.org
Mon Dec 5 17:39:29 PST 2011

On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 5:22 PM, Geoffrey Garen <ggaren at apple.com> wrote:

> > We're creating a branch in order to demonstrate that it's useful and
> that it does not negatively impact hackability or performance.
> It hadn't occurred to me to view the goals of the WebKit project as
> applying only to trunk, and not to branches. I'd be interested in hearing
> from other WebKit engineers: Do you think that the goals of the WebKit
> project apply to trunk alone, or to branches as well?

It sounds from the quote above like Vijay is not trying to change what the
goals are, only to obtain an environment where it's possible to
demonstrate, by practical experience, that some set of changes is indeed
consistent with WebKit's goals.   In principle a branch seems appropriate
for that to me unless there is widespread agreement that the entire idea of
these patches is so contrary to what we want that no one should have ever
even thought about doing them in the first place.  I'm not sure things are
that clear-cut, so seeing a more fleshed-out system might be useful.

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