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Re: really attracting developers

From: Ted Howard
Subject: Re: really attracting developers
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 14:50:46 -0500

> In that context it would make sense to remove Cocoa dependencies. Then
> WebKit was just a Obj-C wrapper around the C++ only WebCore/KHTML stuff.

No, it does not (at least to me) because THAT is where WebKit used to come FROM.
WebKit USED to be 'just an ObjC wrapper around KHTML's C++ code.

I do not get it, why they would want to go back there, because
  a) that's where it came from
  b) KHTML is still available separately
  c) WebKit's first and foremost platform is OSX

But maybe I'm just missing the point. Wouldn't be the first time :-)


Actually, since the full WebKit was released open source, there has been a community-driven movement to make it platform agnostic.  Much of the code has been refactored so that the core _javascript_ and web stuff is done in platform independent C++, and then there are different supported platforms for the presentation and rendering including Cocoa, win32, gtk+, and the Nokia's S60 phone operating system.

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