[webkit-dev] webkit2 with v8
weinig at apple.com
Mon Apr 23 15:23:28 PDT 2012
Without considerable more demand, I don't think we want this.
On Apr 23, 2012, at 3:20 PM, Balazs Kelemen <kbalazs at webkit.org> wrote:
> On 04/23/2012 11:53 PM, Sam Weinig wrote:
>> Hi Balazs,
>> This is something we don't want at this time. Dealing with V8 in WebCore is pretty big maintenance burden and one I would rather not have in WebKit2 unless there is considerable demand for it.
> Well, it's important for Qt.
>> In your patch (attached to https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=84457), there are many intrusive changes to core WebKit2 code, making it harder to comprehend and refactor.
>> Also, since a much bigger proportion of developers who develop WebKit2 don't ever compile V8, it seems more likely that the code will stop working.
> The WIP patch I uploaded is just a very first step to make it possible to build with v8
> without breaking the most basic features. I have just overhacked every problematic part
> - instead of finding a proper solution to them - to see how many dependencies there are
> on JSC as quickly as possible. It should be way better before uploaded for review.
>> On Apr 23, 2012, at 3:28 AM, Balazs Kelemen<kbalazs at webkit.org> wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> I would like to inform you about the topic I am working on, since it is something
>>> that can affect WebKit2 architecturally. I would like to make WebKit2 work with v8.
>>> The motivation behind this is that the long term goal of the Qt port is to switch to v8.
>>> Qt already use v8 in it's Qml module, and it's better to have only one VM in the framework
>>> (less code size, less memory usage, easier maintenance).
>>> My goal is to achieve this with the minimal amount of changes made in WebKit2. My plan
>>> view, implement the JSC API upon the v8 API). For the core of WebKit2 we will have to use
>>> some bindings for things like plugins or the injected bundle but it should be not too much of
>>> a maintenance burden.
>>> Inform me if you have any concerns or suggestion.
>>> Balazs Kelemen
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