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

halton huo halton.huo at gmail.com
Sun Jun 30 23:41:32 PDT 2013

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
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

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/Codeto get code and

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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