[webkit-qt] WebKit2 and QtWebKit

Kenneth Christiansen kenneth.christiansen at openbossa.org
Fri Apr 30 07:19:07 PDT 2010

I'm all for it, and both me and Luiz have a lot of interest in
participating in this work. We have also already studied it in deep
detail during our evening work hours.


On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 10:47 AM, Simon Hausmann
<simon.hausmann at nokia.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> after the WebKit contributor's conference we've had a couple of really good
> discussions about WebKit2 and the Qt port. We concluded - among many options -
> that the best way forward would be try to make the single-threaded QtWebKit
> that we currently have work better first. So we would continue down that road
> for a while more and once the single-threaded version flies, then it would make
> sense to join the WebKit2 project. There are fruits left in the performance
> tree, especially in the text branch :-)
> For the actual work on porting Qt to WebKit2 I think we should explore the
> idea of a new API, based on the same version of WebCore. Perhaps we'd simply
> end up with still one QtWebKit DLL, but more classes in the public API :)
> I propose that we try to get funding for a one week workshop with 5-10
> developers. The goal would be to spend the week to get a Qt based WebKit2 up
> and running in the trunk. I think the work would consist of cleaning up our
> layer violations and implementing a basic API/wrapper on the WebKit2 side.
> I heard the Szeged hackers suggested to have that workshop in their university
> in Hungary, which I think is a great idea.
> What do you guys think?
> Simon
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Kenneth Rohde Christiansen
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Qt Labs Americas, Nokia Technology Institute, INdT
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