Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of HighLevelOverview


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Aug 19, 2009 5:35:04 AM (13 years ago)
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ariya@webkit.org
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shameless stolen from Brent's email

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  • HighLevelOverview

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     2WebKit is basically made up of the following:
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     41. '''JavaScriptCore''': The JavaScript engine. This also includes the WTF 
     5librbrary, which contains various utilities. This is completely cross-
     6platform (though there are various platform-specific JIT backends.) 
     7This can be used as a separate entity to the rest of WebKit.
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     92. '''WebCore:''' this is where most of the magic lives. All rendering 
     10logic, SVG support, transforms, network support, etc. Are here.
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     12Each platform has specific logic here. Look in WebCore platform for 
     13the OS-specific and rendering (Skia, CG, Cairo) backends.
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     153. '''WebKit''': the front-end layer used by applications. Each GUI platform 
     16(windows, Cocoa, Gtk+, Qt) provides a different implementation of 
     17this. Generally, the goal is to make this a client to the WebCore 
     18layer, basically just 'shimming' WebCore to the specific Os/Platform 
     19that will be using WebKit.
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     21The remaining projects are autogenerated bindings to the DOM, etc.
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     23(Taken from [https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-help/2009-July/000010.html Brent's email] to webkit-help)