Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of Webkit2Innards


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Feb 14, 2011 11:02:58 AM (12 years ago)
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siddharth.mathur@nokia.com
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  • Webkit2Innards

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    11== What is WebKit2 ? ==
    22WebKit2 is a substantial architectural enhancement to WebKit that allows clients/embedders of the framework to harness operating system (OS) level "features" for a more responsive and secure application.
     3The "UI Process" is the application that uses the WebKit2 API C API to render web views. The "Web Process" are the one of the many processes that primarily run the web engine responsible for the downloading, parsing and rendering of content.
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    4 The main upsides for client applications are :
    5    * more *responsive* application UIs that farm out CPU intensive web processing to a worker process
    6    * improved *crash tolerance* by isolating crash-prone code outside the UI process
    7    * better OS enforced *security* for memory accesses, file access, sensor access
     5The main upsides of WebKit2 for client applications are :
     6   * more '''responsive''' application UIs that farm out CPU intensive web processing to a worker process
     7   * improved '''crash tolerance''' by isolating crash-prone code outside the UI process
     8   * better OS enforced '''security''' for memory accesses, file access, sensor access
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     10For WebKit developers, the main changes are:
     11   * easier memory management: memory leaks and resource leaks are forgiven when a worker process is closed
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    1013== The multi-process browser landscape ==