[Sugar-devel] Did someone say Webkit?
bobbypowers at gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 20:38:21 EDT 2010
I wrote surf a while ago, and it was quite an easy port. In fact, the
demo browser for pywebkitgtk was (at least at one point) based on
browse. I did most of the work in a day and a half, but ran into
problems with both webkit's packaging and the feature-completeness of
pywebkitgtk (the ability to download files, for example), both of
which seem to be solved now.
There are also gir bindings for webkit (in webkit's trunk), so it
might be worth investigating their completeness, especially since
pywebkitgtk seems to be unmaintained, as Sayamindu pointed out.
On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 1:48 AM, Lucian Branescu
<lucian.branescu at gmail.com> wrote:
> There already is a mostly complete pywebkitgtk activity, Surf.
> There has been a lot of debate on whether webkit is better than gecko
> for our purposes. I also plan to only support what is reasonably easy
> to support and let the abstraction layer be leaky.
> This way, the new Browse can much more easily be ported to another web
> engine if needed. In fact, as the abstraction layer grows more
> complete, Browse can be 'ported' to the rest of the abstraction layer
> (as opposed to AbstractBrowser+hulahop events which would be the first
> On 26 April 2010 03:20, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, 2010-04-25 at 18:07 +0100, Lucian Branescu wrote:
>>> My GSoC project involves building an abstraction layer above
>>> pywebkitgtk/hulahop (wiki/AbstractBrowser).
>>> While the project itself isn't related, this abstraction layer and one
>>> of it's lower layers (i.e. pywebkitgtk) would become a dependency of
>>> the sugar toolkit.
>> Very interesting. Would your work make it possible to switch the Browse
>> activity from XPCOM to Webkit?
>> If there were no loss of features, would it be easier for you to switch
>> the Browse activty from hulahop to pywebkitgtk without developing an
>> abstraction framework for both?
>> // Bernie Innocenti - http://codewiz.org/
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