[webkit-dev] Is the wxWidgets port maintained?

Benjamin Poulain benjamin at webkit.org
Mon Feb 11 17:20:18 PST 2013

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 5:11 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:

> 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?

It looks like everyone agree wx would be better maintained outside

Kevin just need to find a technical solution to the problem of maintaining
the history.

I will make a patch removing wxWidgets from the tree.
Kevin, can you communicate when you are ready for the transition? I'd like
to do that this week if that is okay with you.

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