[webkit-dev] WEB_TIMING enabled on all ports - let's remove the flag?

Brady Eidson beidson at apple.com
Wed Aug 2 00:27:58 PDT 2017

> On Aug 1, 2017, at 11:18 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:41 PM, Adrien Destugues <pulkomandy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Some others I see:
>> At least these are still not implemented in the Haiku port. I know we
>> are not an upstream port anymore and have little chance of being again
>> as I'm slowly trying to catch up with the lates 1.5 years of
>> development in WebKit. But having to implement all of these would
>> delay my work even more.
>> As usual, I don't want the Haiku port to pull WebKit backwards, and I
>> do plan to implement some of these at some point. However, being able
>> to disable them at least for some time lets me work on other, more
>> important aspects of the port first.
>> If the compile time flags are too annoying for that, maybe an
>> alternative would be to provide stub implementations, but then support
>> for these features should still not be advertised to webpages if the
>> port really doesn't support them.
> I can see an argument for having build flags for ENABLE_GEOLOCATION,
> all more or less require some external dependency (e.g. sqlite) and
> platform features (e.g. audio).

INDEXED_DATABASE can be built and used without the SQLite dependency; We have our own fully supported in-memory backing store for private browsing that could be used by any port for mainline browsing as well.
In fact, the in-memory store would be a fine default store for a port that doesn't even specify an IDB database directly.

At this point in the web platform and the lifecycle of IndexedDB I think it's problematic for any port to pretend it doesn't exist.

I support removing this one, as well.

 Brady

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