[webkit-dev] Announcing new port: Nix

Hugo Lima hugo.lima at openbossa.org
Thu Sep 12 14:07:15 PDT 2013

On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 5:29 PM, Geoffrey Garen <ggaren at apple.com> wrote:
>> Sure. We at University of Szeged who work on WebKitNix from this year
>> contributed many fixes to various part of WebKit: JavaScriptCore,
>> WebCore, Tools, …
> Thank you for this list. I started reading through it, but I noticed a high percentage of patches that were port-specific build fixes or port-specific features like support for legacy ARM chips. For example, “...on ARM traditional” (<https://trac.webkit.org/changeset/142616>). Those patches are cost to core WebKit development, not benefit.

The way you said sounds like if Apple stop shipping ARM based devices
all ARM related patches on WebKit are of no benefit to the project.

> Can you clarify this list by editing out patches like that?
> Thanks,
> Geoff
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