The WebKitGTK+ hackfest is over


After the last hours hacking, it is a good moment to comment a little bit about the week spent in the hackfest. I’m quite happy with the result of the organization done by Igalia, although I’m not the best one to give an unbiased opinion about it. Regarding the development and after checking the list of things we wrote the first day in the agenda it looks like we were able to work in a lot of the points and fix some of them. It was a good week for the projects WebKitGTK+ and Epiphany, thanks to the veeery long days of hacking,

Xan posted a good summary of the work we have done this week, I would like to add we worked in the a11y, we have uploaded a patch to fix the caret browsing and we have proposed the change in the tooltips implementation, trying to solve a problem. I have also finished the cache API patches and added a workaround to the test of the middle click paste so we could upload the patch, and other misc patches. A very interesting week indeed, we have to repeat it. In the TODO list I would like to point out some topics for the next months:

  • DOM bindings
  • Gecko regressions in Epiphany
  • libsoup disk cache
  • multimedia stuff
  • a11y

In Igalia we would like to work in these points in the next months, if you are interested in other topics and you want to propose something to us (Igalia), just contact us, any support or suggestions are welcome.

Kudos to all the people that help in this awesome project.

WebKitGTK+ hackfest next week


Next week we will try to push WebKitGTK+ project even more with a hackfest in Coruna, Juanjo and Xan have worked hard to organize a very nice event. I’ll be there trying to help the organization and pushing some of the WebKitGTK+ development we have done lately in Igalia and any other interesting points of course. It would be nice to check tests stability and reduce the Skipped tests file, finish cache API, push a11y a little bit more and check Epiphany status/plans; I’m also interested in the performance analysis to define where we should work in the future.

If you are interested in this technology, you want to use it , you want to add a new feature or you want to support the work of the people involved in the project you can contact us, this is a good moment for that. The technology used and and the people involved in the project makes this port a good choice for anyone trying to integrate WebKit in a platform.