[sldev] Some initial work on Webkit integration

Soft soft at lindenlab.com
Fri Nov 7 12:04:50 PST 2008


It's an evaluation right now. If it works out, it's highly unlikely
that LL would maintain both however.

On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 1:54 PM, Nexeus Fatale <nexeus at nexeusfatale.com> wrote:
> So is this an official movement away from the Gecko rendering engine or
> providing the user with more of a choice between the two?
>
> On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 8:15 AM, Timeless Prototype
> <timelessprototype at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Generally speaking, I think if webkit is used then all webkit-related
>> security vulnerabilities from the past found in other browsers should be
>> revisited to make sure they don't apply or are mitigated here.
>>
>> http://secunia.com/advisories/search/?search=webkit
>> http://secunia.com/advisories/search/?search=safari
>> and any Security Updates listed here that may or may not apply to webkit:
>> http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/
>>
>> - Timeless Prototype
>>
>> http://www.timelessprototype.com/tpdc/blog/post/2008/06/A-Glimpse-Into-the-Future---SL-Browser-Wars.aspx
>>
>>
>> Rob Lanphier wrote:
>> > Hi folks,
>> >
>> > I've been pretty cagey about our efforts with respect to integration of
>> > Webkit into the Second Life viewer, in large part because we haven't had
>> > much beyond the prototype/vaporware stage.  The topic came up again at
>> > the public office hour.  See here for the transcript:
>> > http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Open_Source_Meeting/2008-11-07
>> >
>> > Not that we're really far beyond the prototype stage still, but we have
>> > a little work to show you.
>> >
>> > We're working with Torch Mobile, a company with a pretty deep bench when
>> > it comes to Webkit development (they have several committers on staff).
>> > They've published a Git repository with their latest work, which you can
>> > browse here:
>> > http://code.staikos.net/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=llmozlib;a=summary
>> >
>> > Note that this is just source code for Webkit integrated into uBrowser
>> > (which is API compatible with the Second Life viewer, and thus provides
>> > a step toward integration).  More details about uBrowser are here:
>> > http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/UBrowser
>> >
>> > They've done some work on QtWebkit, and are in the process of
>> > prototyping Skia/Webkit.  We haven't settled on an exact direction yet,
>> > but we'd like to see what people who download the code and try to get it
>> > working think.
>> >
>> > Rob
>> >
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