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GTK4
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Eric Williams
2018-11-22 18:12:16 UTC
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Hello,

I work on SWT-GTK, which uses WebKitGTK to implement its web browser. I
am currently getting started on porting SWT to GTK4 (i.e. GTK3.94).

I was wondering -- has work on a GTK4 port of WebKitGTK started? If not,
what is the timeline for such work?


Thanks,
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Eric Williams
Software Engineer - Eclipse/SWT Team
Red Hat
Michael Catanzaro
2018-11-23 16:54:32 UTC
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Post by Eric Williams
I was wondering -- has work on a GTK4 port of WebKitGTK started? If
not, what is the timeline for such work?
Hi Eric,

There is no work yet on this and it is not scheduled. I expect it would
be a lot of effort to get working, and we're fully booked right now,
and unfortunately none of our customers care about GTK+ 4 (it's a shame
that Red Hat isn't a customer :) so it seems unlikely that we'd be able
to start on this within the next year. Maybe.

If you want to help, I know Adrian Perez and Benjamin Otte have been
throwing around some ideas. The plan involved writing a GTK+ 4 based
libwpe backend so that the GTK port would become based on WPE. Adrian,
this thread would be a good chance to document your ideas.

Michael
Andrea Giammarchi
2018-11-23 17:46:15 UTC
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Out of curiosity, does that mean GTK4 doesn't bring interesting benefits so
nobody cares about having a browser there?
Post by Michael Catanzaro
Post by Eric Williams
I was wondering -- has work on a GTK4 port of WebKitGTK started? If
not, what is the timeline for such work?
Hi Eric,
There is no work yet on this and it is not scheduled. I expect it would
be a lot of effort to get working, and we're fully booked right now,
and unfortunately none of our customers care about GTK+ 4 (it's a shame
that Red Hat isn't a customer :) so it seems unlikely that we'd be able
to start on this within the next year. Maybe.
If you want to help, I know Adrian Perez and Benjamin Otte have been
throwing around some ideas. The plan involved writing a GTK+ 4 based
libwpe backend so that the GTK port would become based on WPE. Adrian,
this thread would be a good chance to document your ideas.
Michael
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Michael Catanzaro
2018-11-23 19:19:42 UTC
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On Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 11:46 AM, Andrea Giammarchi
Post by Andrea Giammarchi
Out of curiosity, does that mean GTK4 doesn't bring interesting
benefits so nobody cares about having a browser there?
From my perspective, we want this so that GNOME applications can be
ported to GTK+ 4. But we have many more higher-priority tasks right
now, so external help would be welcome.

Michael

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