[webkit-dev] Proposal: upstream the WPE port
mcatanzaro at igalia.com
Sat Apr 22 06:21:09 PDT 2017
On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Geoffrey Garen <ggaren at apple.com>
> I think the biggest consideration here is the problems we’ve
> noticed in the C API that have produced poor designs that we don’t
> intend to support going forward.
> Does the WPE port’s API need to be backwards-compatible in a source
> or binary way?
I don't think so, at least not yet. The WPE port is not a widely-used
system library like the GTK+ and Mac ports. Currently it is used mainly
by our own customers. I'm sure we can handle migrating them to a new
API, if we agree to construct that new API. We were not expecting this
objection, so we have not discussed it internally yet, but this seems
like a solvable problem.
> Is it practical for the WPE port’s API to mirror the ObjC API?
I think Carlos's plan to reuse the non-GTK+ bits of the GTK+ API would
be much better for us.
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