[webkit-dev] Subject: Windows CE port in WebKit: status, future work

Patrick Gansterer paroga at paroga.com
Fri Aug 29 07:56:35 PDT 2014

Hi Ossy,

removing Windows CE code sounds ok to me, since it shouldn't be a big deal to restore it from SVN if it becomes useful again.
If it's ok, I'll check the source code and post a patch in one of the next weeks?


On 29.08.2014, at 13:42, Osztrogonác Csaba <oszi at inf.u-szeged.hu> wrote:

> Hi,
> Patrick Gansterer írta:
>> On 31.01.2014, at 22:10, Anders Carlsson <andersca at apple.com> wrote
>>> looks like the last legitimate commit to the Windows CE port was on November 3rd November 2013, almost 3 months ago.
>> What's the minimum upstream interval for downstream fixes to show ongoing activity?
>>> I also seem to remember that there's no version of MSVC for Windows CE that can handle the C++11 features that we now use in WebKit. (Correct me if I'm wrong on this!)
>> Windows Embedded Compact 2013 updated the compiler for CE.
>>> With this in mind, does it make sense to keep the Windows CE port in the tree or should we remove it?
>> Does it hurt somebody in the daily workflow? If yes, where exactly?
>> I'm still working on getting rid of WebKit/wince by merging it into WebKit/win (with only a few #if WINCE) to reduce the impact of the WinCE port, but it's hard if there is nobody who finds time for reviewing patches. :-/ (e.g. webkit.org/b/119518 or webkit.org/b/123803 waiting for months - but I don't want to blame somebody by this!)
> The last commit from WinCE maintainer was on 20th November 2013,
> 9 months ago - https://trac.webkit.org/changeset/159534
> Since then other contributors landed 41 changes touched WinCE files:
> https://trac.webkit.org/search?q=wince&noquickjump=1&changeset=on
> Do we have any benefit if we keep these crufts in the trunk?
> br,
> Ossy
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