[webkit-help] What is the other WebKit
benjamin at webkit.org
Sat Jan 25 17:39:59 PST 2014
On 1/25/14, 5:07 PM, Sam Hobbs wrote:
> The WebKit .NET <https://sourceforge.net/projects/webkitdotnet> project
> says that it is a wrapper for WebKit, yet Benjamin says that the "WebKit
> .NET" project is completely independent from WebKit. Does anyone know
> what that other WebKit project is?
The name WebKit encompass many things which can be confusing:
-The WebKit project (aka "The WebKit Open Source Project").
-The WebKit framework on Mac and iOS. Those art ports of the WebKit
project for those platform.
-The WebKit and WebKit2 layers: the API layers of the WebKit project.
-The WebKit ports (WebKitEFL, EFLWebKit, WinCairoWebKit, etc).
Popular forks of the WebKit projects are often referred to as WebKit as
well (WebKit .Net, blink, etc).
WebKit on this mailing-list (aka "The WebKit Open Source Project" and
"webkit.org") is the common project aiming at producing the best Web
engine (see the goals here: https://www.webkit.org/projects/goals.html).
Most of the code is platform independent and developed collaboratively
The platform-dependent code is abstracted in what we call a port. There
are many ports of WebKit on webkit.org:
-Mac OS X Apple port.
-iOS Apple port.
-Windows Apple port.
-WebKit GTK (port of WebKit for GTK)
-EFL WebKit (port of WebKit for Linux Enlightenment Foundation Library)
There are many other ports outside webkit.org. Most of them are
maintained internally by the company using it (e.g. Blackberry, Sony, etc).
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