Note the common thread here
Posted Mar 17, 2010 22:38 UTC (Wed) by kov
In reply to: Note the common thread here
Parent article: Applications and bundled libraries
"And no, WebKit isn't any better. It may have started as a KDE effort
but it is now an Apple project so if we grow a dependency on that we still
are tied to the needs of an alien system."
This means you're likely not really aware of what WebKit is, and how its
development model works. Why do you think it is Apple's only, when
Collabora, Igalia, Google, Nokia, RIM, Samsung, are all investing work on
What port of WebKit are you talking about? Apple ports? Google's port?
GTK+, Qt, EFL, WinCE, WX, which one? The GTK+ and Qt ports are very similar
to any normal GTK+ and Qt projects you'll find in your normal distribution,
with API stability, and all you'd expect from a normal library.
The reason Canonical is going with the webkit branches of all software
it is able to go with (Epiphany, Devhelp, Yelp, Gwibber) is because the
WebKitGTK+ port does not suffer from most of the badness that was listed
above, and provides API/ABI stability, being pushed by a Free Software
friendly team that are mostly GNOME developers.
It's a pitty WebKitGTK+ and QtWebKit have been largely ignored by most
of the articles related to this issue, though =(.
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