[wpe-webkit] Feature omissions in WPE relative to GTK

zan at falconsigh.net zan at falconsigh.net
Mon Jun 17 03:54:31 PDT 2019

On Mon, Jun 17, 2019, at 12:45 PM, Ryan Walklin wrote:
> Hi all,
> So I've lost my mind and am implementing a full desktop browser using WPE and Swift on Linux, and an HTML/JS UI. It currently consists of a WebView and an address/search bar, but it works great with full process separation and HiDPI support, is very fast, and I have all kinds of great plans. (1)
> However I've noted a few potentially-missing features in WPE relative to the GTK and macOS ports, including:
> - No text/element selection support despite supporting all keyboard and pointer events.
> - Support for inertia scrolling with mouse wheel/trackpad
> - WebGL with the FDO backend

Let's get WebGL out of the way first.

Do you see issues with any WebGL content, or just some specific sites?
Does http://get.webgl.org work?

If nothing is working, can you describe the graphics stack you're using here? Is it Mesa-based? If so, what version of the Mesa library?


> Is there any plan for any/all of these features? Is WPE really the right tool for a desktop browser or would I be better cutting my losses and using WebKitGTK? Is anyone else interested in the idea/contributing/laughing at my code?
> Regards,
> Ryan
> 1. WebExtension support, multiple panes, tabs, history, clipboard, bookmark sync, etc... All that great real-browser stuff.
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