[webkit-gtk] Using webCore Without WebKit

Gustavo Noronha Silva gns at gnome.org
Tue May 15 12:09:28 PDT 2012


On Qui, 2012-05-10 at 19:09 +0800, Sandesh A M Rao (RBEI/ECG1) wrote:
> Does it mean that Webit2 is platform/Toolkit/port independent?
> We can use the API provided by webkit2 by any UI Tool widget to render
> web content? 
> Is there any dependency on the Graphics rendering engine, because
> WebKit uses Cairo as the native backend graphics rendering library.
> please clarify.

You still need to use what we call a WebKit port for this, even if that
port exposes the WebKit2 C API. That is the cross-platform API that has
been mentioned, but as far as I'm aware it's not yet decided whether it
will stay public and stable, and it is not completely stand-alone, it
needs to be shipped by a port.

So yes, you still need to use a port that will provide a graphics
rendering library, an HTTP library, a media playing engine, painting of
form elements, and some way to put the rendered page on screen, as well
as obtain input events.


Gustavo Noronha Silva <gns at gnome.org>
GNOME Project

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