[Buildroot] (gtk)webkit 2.x anyone ?

Gustavo Zacarias gustavo at zacarias.com.ar
Tue Mar 31 20:15:17 UTC 2015

On 03/31/2015 01:58 PM, Johan Sagaert wrote:
> Hi Gustavo , all ,
> Thanks for the info, this seems a huge effort , not sure if this : could
> serve you any help :
> https://github.com/Metrological/buildroot
> Came across this, but did not dive into it.

>From a quick look it seems somewhat useless, they've focused on their
side of things (webkitgtk-shell) without considering anything else like
They're also using some snapshot version.

> There are so many dependencies and there is always to a chance to break
> something else
> that depends on these.
> I want a fullscreen html5 (+ websockets ) capable browser,and a virtual
> keyboard
> (matchbox-keyboard) that pop-ups when the focus is in a text field .....

Well, that's why it needs so much work :)

> I tried the qt5-kiosk package ,but for some reason is very slow.
> (platform is imx6 dual lite  )
> I did run the Qt5-cinematice experience demo, and that runs smooth, it
> seems to push
> the GPU to its limits , yielding a GPU too hot warning, but it proves
> graphical accel. is working.

I dunno if you'll get better results with gtk+, a full ARM target image
is ~270 MB with X11-modular and matchbox.

> So i am wiling to test-drive if you have something to play with.

At this point in time what i've got is a PoC qemu test image, the
packaging and cleanup part is going along - however feature-wise it's
still very lacking.

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