[webkit-dev] PSA: WebKit2 and DrawingAreaImpl

Anders Carlsson andersca at apple.com
Tue Oct 1 18:19:49 PDT 2013


I just wanted to let everyone know that we (Apple) are moving away from DrawingAreaImpl and always using our tiled drawing area. Longer term we’d like to remove DrawingAreaImpl completely since it was designed back when we didn’t run in accelerated compositing mode all the time.

It’s my understanding that all the other non-mac ports use coordinated graphics now, and so the logical step would be to create a special DrawingArea subclass for coordinated graphics and move the relevant code there. That’d allow us to remove DrawingAreaImpl and LayerTreeHost.

I’d be more than happy to review any patches to do this, and answer any questions.

- Anders

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