[webkit-gtk] Goals for WebKitGTK+ 2.0

Martin Robinson mrobinson at webkit.org
Tue Oct 2 11:09:37 PDT 2012

Hi al! We recently released WebKitGTK+ 1.10, and as I understand it,
the next release will be 2.0. With that in mind, I think it's time to
start planning for the release. Here are some things that I've been
thinking about:

* Drop support for GTK+ 2. By the time we release WebKitGTK+ 2.x, GTK+
3 will have been released for 2 years.

* Depending on whether or not GStreamer 1.0 is released, drop support
for versions before 1.0.

* Stop depending on unstable libsoup APIs. The suggestion here is to
simply work to make unstable libsoup APIs stable.

* After the WebKitGTK+ 2.0, freeze all dependencies until WebKitGTK+
3.x. This is useful, because distributions can ship newer versions of
WebKitGTK+ in older releases. This eliminates the pain of maintaining
a stable WebKit branch for years, which is likely next to impossible.


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