[webkit-help] WebKit version?

Julien Chaffraix julien.chaffraix at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 21:23:21 PST 2012

> Why WebKit doesn't have version other than safari version?

There is a couple of misconception in this question:

* "WebKit doesn't have a version"

It does: we are using SVN revision numbers and this is the
authoritative version WebKit developers are using.

* "The only versioning is done by Safari"

No, Safari was the first browser to introduce some versioning thus new
browsers had to match to be compatible (e.g. in the user-agent
string). All ports have to version their releases and thus indirectly

Now back to the 'why' part of your question: WebKit isn't a standalone
project but has to be integrated in a browser or framework which does
provide some versioning. Because this is done outside of WebKit by
different teams with different schedule, it makes more sense to let
the teams pick the versions independently and stick to the versioning
SVN brings.

Hope it helps,

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