[webkit-gtk] Using V8 as the JavaScript engine in Epiphany

Ryan Oram ryan at infinityos.net
Fri May 28 20:57:24 PDT 2010

On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 11:42 PM, Tim Horton <hortont424 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't think switching engines is the right solution here. Sure, there might be a bug in a PPA or a nightly, but JSC isn't inherently (or >at all) a problematic/inferior engine (surely your problem doesn't exist in shipping Safari, for example). We just have to choose which >versions we use carefully, like with everything else.
> I don't know, it just seems like a bit extreme. Though it would certainly be an interesting experiment.

I've had quite a few issues with vBulletin forums, in terms of it
double posting whenever I post using Quick Reply. Editing posts on
vBulletin doesn't work as well, as the edit form never appears when I
click the edit button on a post. The grey comment bar that lets you
filter comments on Slashdot flashes when I scroll. And there's this
weird grey box on the right hand side that flashes I go to
www.avsforum.com. None of these issues exist on Chromium, and some of
them were in WebKitGTK+ 1.1.* as well.

Perhaps, it's time to look at other engines as V8 is natively suppoted
by Google themselves on Linux and Unix systems. It could be always
added as a build option, like Pango, to give users and distributions a

Note: I'm going to get around to filling bugs for those issues today
or tommorrow. :P

Ryan Oram

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