[webkit-help] Question regarding the porting of webkit

Leander Bessa Beernaert leanderbb at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 02:55:30 PDT 2012

I've looked at the WinCE port, and from what i can tell is that webkit by
it self is fully functional, and only requires re-implementing the modules
we which to override. Is this assumption correct?

PhantomJS is close to what i want to achieve, thanks for the reference.



On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 7:03 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 10:56 AM, Leander Bessa Beernaert <
> leanderbb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Since the wiki page (http://trac.webkit.org/wiki/SuccessfulPortHowTo)
>> has little information regarding this topic, i want to ask you guys what
>> exactly it takes to create a custom port webkit.
> That depends on what you're trying to accomplish. Take WinCE port for
> example. They have very little code.
> More precisely, i would like to develop an HTML5 runtime framework with
>> the webkit engine, not a traditional browser, per se. The framework would
>> be in charge of rendering and interaction, plus some special goodies which
>> i have in mind.
> That sounds a lot like PhantomJS: http://code.google.com/p/phantomjs/
> Long story short, my question is: what do i need do to port webkit? Where
>> do i start looking?. Also, could it be possible to remove Javascript as
>> scripting language and use Python instead?
> That sounds like a lot of work but you can take a look at Objective-C
> binding. You'll probably need to add some custom code generator for Python
> binding.
> - Ryosuke
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