Re: Webkit-gtk and MacOSX

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 10:44 PM, Kristian Rietveld<kris gtk org> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 9:35 PM, Xan Lopez<xan gnome org> wrote:
>> WebKit is the native layer on top of WebCore offered by each port for
>> their platform, so the answer to that is: yes, WebKitGTK provides
>> GObject APIs which are all "specific" to it.
> Right, so another question: does the GObject API contain stuff that is
> not possible in the native layers for other platforms?

At this point in time it's mostly the other way around: there are
still some APIs missing that the other more mature ports have, but we
are closing the gap quickly. Do you have in mind anything specific

>>> Does Webkit-GTK handle parts of GTK+ theming that are not possible using the Carbon shim approach you are
>>> suggesting?
>> I'm not sure of what that Carbon shim approach is or how it works, but
>> WebKitGTK+ uses the current GTK+ theme for all its rendering,
>> including web forms, media controls, etc.
> If the Carbon shim approach does not take the GTK+ theme / fonts into
> account, there is a fair chance that the WebKit "control" will look
> kind of out-of-place in a GTK+ application.  Especially if it also
> involves web form and media controls.
> What do you think?

Yeah, it would look out of place theming-wise, but probably also in
other little things/interactions like bindings, copy/paste, etc. I
think it general it makes lots of sense to use WebKitGTK+ if you are
doing a GTK+ app, the library is not that big :)

Cheers, Xan

> regards,
> -kris.

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