[webkit-dev] Is the wxWidgets port maintained?

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Mon Feb 11 17:11:43 PST 2013

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 4:53 PM, Kevin Ollivier <kevino at theolliviers.com>wrote:

> I know you're speaking more in general here, but just to be clear, over
> the past 6 months, the data hit that WebKit engineers have taken on account
> of the wx port is close to 0 bytes. The only time svn up or git fetch has
> pulled anything related to wx is when other developers attempted to update
> the wx port based on changes made to common code. As things stand, I'd not
> only be okay with, but actually prefer, that no other port maintainers do
> anything to try and fix the wx build. This way the port is not causing
> anyone else a burden except occasionally when I do land some fixes. As I
> said in my reply to Brent, I think a "no build bot / no shared maintenance"
> project rule is not only reasonable, as a practical matter it is required.

I'd argue that others contributors having to know to ignore Wx port's code
is the most significant cost. How is a new contributor supposed to know to
ignore Wx port code?

- R. Niwa
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