Acid3 final touches

Acid3 final touches

Recently we’ve been working to finish off and land the last couple of fixes to get a perfect pixel-for-pixel match against the reference Acid3 rendering in WebKit/GTK+. I believe we’re the first project to achieve this on Linux — congratulations…

WebKit Summer of Code Projects

With the revised deadline for Google Summer of Code ’08 student applications looming, we’ve been getting a lot of interest in browser-related student projects. I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite ideas. GNOME ideas Epiphany Desktop integration…

WebKit gets 100% on Acid3

WebKit gets 100% on Acid3

Today we reached a milestone with WebKit/GTK+ as it became the first browser engine on Linux/X11 to get a full score on Acid3, shortly after the Acid3 pass by WebKit for Safari/Mac. Epiphany using WebKit r31371 There is actually still…

Bossa Conf ’08

Bossa Conf ’08

Am here in the LHR lounge. In a couple of hours, we take off for the INdT Bossa Conference, Pernambuco, Brazil via Lisbon. Bumped in to Pippin who will be presenting Clutter. Also looking forward to Lennart‘s PulseAudio talk amongst…

Back from the GTK+ Berlin Hackfest 2008

There was an incredible amount of productive hacking and discussion at the hackfest, covering the lower parts of the stack like Cairo and Pango as well as the GTK+ core and related work like toolkit web integration. Until I get…

Developing hybrid Web GTK+ applications

Developing hybrid Web GTK+ applications

I’ve put up the slides from my FOSDEM ’08 talk on developing Web/GTK+ rich internet applications with WebKit and deploying them on the desktop and on mobile devices. If you were simply too hung over from the night before to…

GTK+ WebKit session at FOSDEM 2008

If you’re attending FOSDEM (Brussels) next weekend, come along to my GNOME devroom talk on Web integration: “WebKit/GTK+ is a brand new port of the WebKit content engine providing standards compliance, high performance and seamless integration with the GTK+ stack….

Accelerating WebKit with OpenVG

Accelerating WebKit with OpenVG

After a weekend hack session with Øyvind Kolås, I got WebKit/GTK+‘s Cairo backend rendering straight to OpenGL with Cairo’s new OpenVG backend and ShivaVG: At first the colours were a bit off and performance was nothing to write home about….

Advances in Web typography

Advances in Web typography

If you’re running a WebKit nightly, your browser supports two new ways of specifying custom fonts. CSS2 ‘WebFonts’ With WebFonts you can define custom font faces by passing a URL to the font file: @font-face { font-family: ‘Bitstream Vera Sans’;…

Putting the Web in GTK+

Putting the Web in GTK+

The word is out. I’ll be coordinating with Epiphany developer Christian Persch to see how the GTK+ team can put Web functionality in or alongside the UI toolkit in the weeks leading up to the GTK+ Berlin hackfest 2008. We’ll…