[webkit-dev] Cleaning House

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Thu Apr 4 01:50:29 PDT 2013

On Apr 4, 2013, at 1:39 AM, Allan Sandfeld Jensen <kde at carewolf.com> wrote:

> On Thursday 04 April 2013, Geoffrey Garen wrote:
>> Hi folks.
>> Since we no longer need to support the Chromium port, let's take the
>> opportunity to streamline. Hopefully, this will make development easier
>> and more coherent for everyone. Adam and Eric offered to do some of this
>> cleanup, but I think it's healthier for people who will continue to be a
>> part of WebKit to decide what gets cleaned up, and execute on the plan.
>> Below is a high-level view of some improvements we're planning over the
>> coming weeks.
>> Concepts we plan to remove:
>> 	Layering violations in WebCore/platform, where a Page* or Frame* is 
> passed
>> to a function Supplementable and Supplement
>> 	#if USE(V8)
>> 	#if !USE(JSC)
>> 	Skia
>> 	DOMFileSystem
>> 	WebLayer and its scrolling implementation
>> 	Features #defines that haven't gained traction
> Unless you plan to scare more ports away, I would suggest double checking 
> stuff to remove. As far as I know BlackBerry and EFL are using Skia, and I am 
> sure there are ports using GoogleURL as well.
> For the record though I don't think Qt is using any of that those.

Geoff posted the list in part because we'd like to know if any of the things above are used by other ports. We're not planning to remove things still in use.

It would be good to know specifics. I could not find evidence of other ports using GoogleURL for instance.


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