[webkit-dev] Changes to the WebKit2 development process

Simon Hausmann simon.hausmann at digia.com
Wed Jan 9 01:32:19 PST 2013

On Tuesday, January 08, 2013 02:57:53 PM Sam Weinig wrote:
> Hello webkit-dev,
> We are making some changes to the development process for WebKit2. These
> changes were announced to reviewers in advance, and I'd like to share them
> with you now.
> WebKit2 has a core set of functionality that is valuable to all ports, and
> then aspects that are only of limited/specialized interest. It is becoming
> increasingly difficult to improve and advance the core functionality while
> maintaining the more peripheral aspects. In addition, changes to the core
> often require significant expertise to evaluate, for instance to ensure
> that the security and responsiveness goals of WebKit2 are met.
> The changes are:
> 1) WebKit2 now has owners. Only owners should review WebKit2 patches. While
> we do not want to apply this concept across the whole WebKit project at
> this time, for WebKit2 it is appropriate. The list of owners is documented
> in the Owners file at the WebKit2 top level directory, and in
> committers.py.

I think the fact that the regular WebKit review process stops at the boundary 
of WebKit2 should be documented in the WebKit Committers and Reviewer Policy.


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