[webkit-gtk] Calling a native (compiled) subprogram from JavaScript in WebKitGTK

Ludovic Brenta ludovic at ludovic-brenta.org
Wed Sep 13 07:26:57 PDT 2017

Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro at igalia.com> writes:
> On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 1:55 AM, Tomas Popela <tpopela at redhat.com>
> wrote:
>> That's not entirely true. In RHEL 7.4 we introduced a new package
>> webkitgtk4 that contains WebKitGTK+ 2.14.7 (it will be rebased to
>> 2.16.6 for 7.5), so you could use that one..
> Ah, Ludovic, you should definitely switch to that package
> then. Migrating from webkit2gtk-3.0 to webkit2gtk-4.0 is very easy (it
> will probably require no changes beyond changing the pkg-config
> version) and you'll immediately benefit from several years of
> fixes. There are no major differences in functionality since you were
> already using WebKit2, so my comments hold for both versions.

Thanks a lot.  As you can imagine, multi-million-lines-of-code,
mission-critical software implies quite a bit of overhead (think
multiple sysadmin, DBA, development infrastructure, deployment, testing,
etc. departments).  We will switch to the new package when it becomes
available to us.  In the mean time, I will explore the effort necessary
to write a web extension and add it to our build and deployment
infrastructure.  Again thank you for your detailed answers.

Ludovic Brenta.

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