[webkit-qt] WebKit2 and QtWebKit

Antti Koivisto koivisto at iki.fi
Fri Apr 30 07:55:11 PDT 2010

Sounds good to me as well.


On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 5:19 PM, Kenneth Christiansen
<kenneth.christiansen at openbossa.org> wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Kenneth
> 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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