wiki:Google Summer of Code 2008

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Google Summer of Code 2008

WebKit Project Ideas:

  • Other Engine Work
    • Interruptible JavaScript evaluation
    • Generational JavaScript garbage collection
    • Improved source syntax highlighting
  • Backend Work
    • Cairo SVG backend completion (gradients, patterns and other bug fixes to make the test suite results match the CG backend)
    • Qt SVG backend completion
    • ATK accessibility support
  • Platform Ports
    • Native Windows port - the current (Apple) Windows port requires use of non-redistributable Apple libraries. There has been effort underway to create a Native Windows port that does not require Apple libraries. More help in this effort would be useful.
    • Windows Mobile port - there has been mention of at least 3 Windows Mobile ports of WebKit. It would be useful to create and/or consolidate a single Windows Mobile port integrated into the main WebKit trunk.
  • Developer Tools
    • Anything on the Developer Tools Hitlist
    • Drosera improvements
      • Tree view of local variables that show properties of objects (right now we just show top-level stack variables)
      • Live evaluation of JavaScript in the current document's context (when the debugger isn't paused)
      • Inline editing of scripts
      • Pretty print scripts that are all on one line
      • Browse the DOM of the host document from within Drosera (using the Web Inspector)
      • Better syntax highlighting (done in the engine with HTML highlighting)
    • Web Inspector improvements
      • Viewing the render tree (with the ability to see what DOM node corresponds to a render object, and visa versa)
      • Set Drosera breakpoints on script elements and event handler element attributes (e.g. onclick, etc.)
      • Better node highlight overlay that shows margin and padding boxes
      • Improved JavaScript properties pane
      • Improved Metrics pane
    • Other JavaScript debugging tools
      • Memory allocation logging tool
      • Event dispatch watching
      • Javascript profiler
    • Developer tool of your own design
  • Development Infrastructure
    • Automated WebKit API regression tests
  • Improvements for DHTML application UI development:
  • MHTML support (Microsoft's "web archive" equivalent) (see http://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7168 and http://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7169)
  • Support output of "Web page, complete" format (see http://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7211)
  • more project ideas go here here

2008 Mentors:

  • Eric Seidel < eric at webkit >, MacDome on #webkit (administrator)
  • Nikolas Zimmermann < zimmermann at webkit > , WildFox on #webkit (backup administrator)
  • David D. Kilzer < ddkilzer at webkit >, ddkilzer on #webkit
  • Pending: Jasper Bryant-Greene < jasper at unix dot geek dot nz >, jasperbg on #webkit
  • Pending: Daniel Zucker, PhD < zucker at wake3 dot com >, zucker on #webkit
  • Still waiting to hear from the other 30+ WebKit reviewers
  • Policy: Any reviewer (see http://webkit.org/coding/commit-review-policy.html) who applies to be a mentor will be accepted (and are welcome to mentor in any area they feel comfortable in). Others are welcome, but we'll need to discuss details first.
  • EMAIL eric at webkit dot org if you would like to be a mentor