Skia graphics library in Chrome: First impressions

With the release of the WebKit-based Chrome browser, Google also introduced a handful of new backends for the browser engine including a new HTTP stack and the Skia graphics library. Google’s Android WebKit code drops have previously featured Skia for…

WebKit Meta: A new standard for in-game web content

WebKit Meta: A new standard for in-game web content

Over the last few months, our browser team at Nuanti Ltd. has been developing Meta, a brand new WebKit port suited to embedding in OpenGL and 3D applications. The work is being driven by Linden Lab, who are eagerly investigating…

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…

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….

WebKit for Windows gets Cairo support

WebKit for Windows gets Cairo support

Brent Fulgham, whose work I’ve already mentioned now has the WebKit/Cairo Windows port up and running. This is the “native Windows port” a lot of people have been waiting for (though it’s technically no more or less native than Safari’s…

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….