WebKitGTK+ hackfest, day 1

WebKitGTK+ hackfest agenda

Today we started the serious hacking. A lot of interesting topics are being covered:

  • Philippe is working on fullscreen support for HTML5 elements with some help from Benjamin.
  • Xan is working on easing performance analysis of JavaScriptCore.
  • Martin has been playing with WebGL and some early work to improve the build.
  • Alex fixed a leak when using CSS shadows and then spent the afternoon on a really complex graphics problem with a “blackboard moment” with Professor Otte.
  • Joone was working with Gustavo to get the viewport element going.
  • I got rid of gconf on epiphany-extensions, resurrected smart-bookmarks-on-context-menu extension, fixed a crasher on Epiphany, worked on avoiding Epiphany linking to libnss.

But the current lead of the scoreboard is Dan, who completed the first task of the week:

WebKitGTK+ hackfest: first task done. from diegoe on Vimeo.

There’s a strong feeling of “productiveness” and a lot of energy going on. We’ll see lots of progress this week!

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5 Responses to WebKitGTK+ hackfest, day 1

  1. foo says:

    I can feel the attack surface expanding already. Will there be any way to turn off? I pretty much do not want any of it.

  2. Thank you guys for all the work on WebKit, please keep up the great work. However, is there any chance bug #596396 – https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=596396 – is going to be solved during the hackfest? The font size problem is preventing me, but probably others as well, to dump Firefox in favor of Epiphany.

  3. Gnappo says:

    Please, add an session manager, spell checking and reopen closed tabs extensions to Epiphany :)

  4. David Weinehall says:

    To me, any memory leak fix is something worth a big applause! Keep up the good work!

  5. miloszev says:

    the reopen closed tabs option would be sweet, i hate to go to history and reopen it… :) besides that, thank you very much for all your work guys, thank you very much

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