[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 32452] Port of v8 to work with Gtk webkit

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Fri Dec 11 20:41:19 PST 2009


--- Comment #17 from Michael Emmel <mike.emmel at gmail.com>  2009-12-11 20:41:18 PST ---
(In reply to comment #16)
> There's at least an existence proof that it's possible because Chrome is a Gtk
> app and uses V8.  I don't mean to be negative.  I think it would be really cool
> to get this working.  I just want to make sure you're heading down a path that
> has a light at the end of the tunnel.

No thats not correct the Gtk headers in Chromium are hidden deep behind a
porting api and never interact with V8. There are no cross cases.

Obviously I've been through a significant amount of the Chromium code to pull
out the debugging support so its important for someone from that team to
explain why Chromium actually is not a Gtk application.

The closest equivalent to Chromium would probably be wxWidgets. In both cases
the platform headers are fully insulated behind a comprehensive porting api.

To some extent you have to trust that I'm not doing this just because I want to
be a pain in the ass its a serious problem.

I know in detail how chromium was constructed and designed. And thats not even
including the ipc interfaces in arguing they are not even close to being a gtk
app. Not only is gtk not exposed but its completely shielded via the ipc

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