Bug#479851: "merging" the libraries is mostly impossible

Gustavo Noronha kov at debian.org
Tue Mar 17 14:44:37 UTC 2009


I wanted to point out that this results from core design decisions which
are not easily changed. The internals of the libraries are never to be
distributed as shared libraries themselves, because their API/ABI
stability is not guaranteed.

Furthermore, this is what makes webkit flexible enough to be able to
correctly handle the specific problems of each platform as well as it
does, so I see no real, immediate advantage in pushing something like

See you,

Gustavo Noronha <kov at debian.org>
Debian Project

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