[webkit-dev] Updating HTML Gamepad support
beidson at apple.com
Thu Jun 19 14:52:26 PDT 2014
As a pet project I’ve been pecking away at supporting the Gamepad API on Mac. You can follow along in https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=134076.
The first glaring thing I noticed is how out of date the current code is. The Gamepad code currently in the tree has gone over 3 years without any real development.
In the meantime the working draft for the Gamepad API  is much different than what’s in our tree. Also at least 1 other engine (Mozilla) has shipped support matching the newer API.
I plan to completely break what’s currently in the tree in a non-backwards compatible way. Grep’ing the tree I conclude that this is okay because:
- Only EFL and GTK have Gamepad support code
- The code only supports in-process WebKit1
- GTK has it disabled
- EFL has it enabled, but has also committed to dropping WK1 support
If I am wrong and somebody has a compelling reason to keep supporting the version of the API that exists in the tree today, please contact me here or in the bugzilla. *SOON*.
 - http://www.w3.org/TR/gamepad/
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