[webkit-dev] Port For Android

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Tue Mar 7 18:56:02 PST 2017

Android is not a supported platforms for current WebKit and has not been in a while. You will not be able to build for Android without a major porting effort.

Android WebKit was originally a fork of an old version that may not have even been fully merged back before we purged it. Recent versions may be based on Blink under the covers. Current versions definitely do not come from the WebKit repository in any case.


> On Mar 7, 2017, at 5:07 PM, Patrick Wright <wrightpt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, I saw that Webkit source from github came with an angle implementation of android window that I assume would host a browser. it was implemented in angle. Which to me just means the ability to host openGL ES on Linux, Mac, etc.  I know that angle can be ported to Android. I guess that may be one way to get my own browser window on Android. 
> However, in the source code of android. There is an implementation of Webkit show here: https://developer.android.com/reference/android/webkit/package-summary.html <https://developer.android.com/reference/android/webkit/package-summary.html> . it is just very slow and restrictive. 
> If i wanted to get my own browser window and not use stock android webkit implementation. That was super fast to load. What would you recommend if i may ask?
> On Mar 7, 2017 7:45 PM, "Michael Catanzaro" <mcatanzaro at igalia.com <mailto:mcatanzaro at igalia.com>> wrote:
> On Tue, 2017-03-07 at 18:35 -0500, Patrick Wright wrote:
> > Is there a webkit port for Android that is readily available?  
> No, sorry. This is actually the first time I've heard any interest in
> WebKit for Android.
> > That comes with the minibrowser option that normal GTK webkit has.  I
> > want the mini browser for android but don't want to use angle if
> > possible.  
> For better or for worse, all WebKit ports require ANGLE.
> Michael
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