[webkit-dev] Thread Model in WebKit2

prince goyal prince.goyal at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 01:56:53 PDT 2011

Hi Everyone,

I want to know regrading the *webkit GTK port*, Is there any plan or patch
available for *shared thread model*?
Prince Goyal

On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 11:48 PM, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:

> On Aug 29, 2011, at 12:45 AM, prince goyal wrote:
> > Does community is having any plan for thread model or is any patch
> available for thread model?
> Early in the development of WebKit2 the thread model was working on Mac OS
> X and Windows.
> Those of us at Apple stopped maintaining and using the threaded model
> because we couldn’t use it on Mac OS X. We need to have WebKit1 and WebKit2
> coexist there and the same copy of WebCore didn’t work in a single process
> as both WebKit1’s WebCore and WebKit2’s WebCore. WebKit2 makes use of
> WebKit1 on Mac OS X at this time, as does the Safari application, so a mode
> where WebKit2 worked but WebKit1 did not was not valuable to us.
> We at Apple might decide to make use of it again in the future if and when
> we have resolve those issues for ourselves and once again have contexts
> where we are using WebKit2 only. But that’s unlikely to happen any time
> soon.
>    -- Darin

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