[webkit-dev] Pepper and NaCl supporting (prototype)

Adam Barth abarth at webkit.org
Mon Jul 1 01:11:37 PDT 2013

Very impressive.

If (like me) you're curious about what changes to WebKit are required
to make this work, I found the diff at the following URL:



On Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 11:41 PM, halton huo <halton.huo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear WebKit developers and users,
> I’m pleased to announce the initial contribution of Pepper[1] and NaCl[2]
> support for WebKit2. The home page is located at
> https://github.com/nacl-webkit/native_client/wiki.
> The initial code include supporting of:
> * Partial pepper api supporting includes: 2d, scripting, url_loader, file
> chooser, audio, mouse and keyboard events, websockets.
> * Basic NaCl support with post message api (HelloWorld from nacl_sdk)
> There are some sceenshots on
> https://github.com/nacl-webkit/native_client/wiki/Screenshots
> Q&A
> =======
> Q: Why this project?
> A: We enjoy working with the WebKit projects. We also enjoy technologies
> like NaCl, and wanted to lower the barrier to letting people integrate NaCl
> into their WebKit2 based projects. We prototyped this work and now want to
> make it available for others to use if they want.
> Q: Can I modify and re-use the project?
> A: Yes. The code is inherited from the Chromium, WebKit2 and native_client
> projects. As such, this project follows the same licenses.
> Q: Why not upstream?
> A: There are two main reasons. First, the current code is only a prototype
> to support NaCl in the Linux EFL port of WebKit2. There still remains work
> to be done before the patches would be appropriate to try and take upstream.
> Second, the WebKit community has stated in the past that they did not want
> NaCl upstream.
> Q: How to contribute?
> A: Fork the repo on github and submit the pull request, committers will
> review the patches. For the time being, the initial contributors are
> committers, we're welcome to anyone who can show his ability to be as
> committer. Follow the https://github.com/nacl-webkit/native_client/wiki/Code
> to get code and build.
> Q: Any next plan?
> A: We don't have any formal plans for the project moving forward; it is
> being developed as a part-time effort by a few engineers. As such, there is
> no guarantee for future work. Again, anyone is welcome to contribute! Or
> fork the project and run with it.
> [1] http://code.google.com/p/ppapi/
> [2] http://code.google.com/p/nativeclient/
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