WebKit weekly report #16

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Wed, 2014-01-22 11:33

Hello world!

As I said last week, the remaining drawing glitches are because of BView limitations. Well, it’s time to solve those as well!

I’ll start with what is now known as the “border bleeding” bug. You have encountered it if you tried opening the Haiku website, or the bugtracker, in Web+. You will easily notice that some items are completely filled with the border color, instead of the expected background one. To understand what’s going on, let’s have a look at the way WebKit draws things.

WebKit weekly report #15

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2014-01-17 08:46

Hello again! No big new changes this week, but a lot of small fixes and improvements. I reviewed the growing issues list for Web+ on the bug tracker, and fixed several of them. Most of these were small and rather easy to fix bugs (I kept all the harder ones for later). Here is a list with comments, not that the issues were hard to track, but this is also a way to learn a bit more about the WebKit codebase.

WebKit weekly report #14

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2014-01-10 08:34

Hello there, Well, somehow quiet and regular activty this week. Not too much exciting things, but progress is being made. I updated WebKit to early december version. This is not the latest one, but the guys at WebKit started using even more C++11 as Visual Studio on Windows finally gets more support for it. So, enter std::chrono and some std::thread stuff. Unfortunately, our version of gcc4 seems to be missing some of these.

WebKit weekly report #13

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sat, 2014-01-04 12:16

Hello everyone! You probably already read the news on the homepage: I’m continuing to work on WebKit for January. Maybe you noticed there was no report last week, as I was visiting family and didn’t get much work done. I’m not counting that week as paid work for Haiku. Most of the work I did during the last two week revolves around the testsuite stuff. The testsuite engine got support for tests that need some time before the reports are parsed.

WebKit weekly report #12

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2013-12-20 07:37

Hello everyone! I was a bit bored of messing with the testsuite so this week I looked into “real” issues. The merge of a new WebKit version to trunk last week led to a few more bugreports, and I also looked at some very old ones to see if I could do something. Turned out the answer is yes, and for some of them, the fixes were also rather simple. So let’s see what we have:

WebKit weekly report #11

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2013-12-13 07:41

Hello everyone. Some progress again this week. First of all, I finally updated the haikuwebkit package, for both gcc2hybrid and gcc4. This means you can download things with WebPositive again, and all the bugfixes since the last release are in as well. On the testsuite side, I got the crash-report feature to more or less work thanks to help from Rene and Ingo. There was one improvement to Debugger to allow extracting the stack trace when using the –save-report option on a thread that’s not (yet) crashed.

WebKit weekly report #10

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2013-12-06 08:24

Hello world! You may have heard I’m in for another month! So, this week I made some more progress with the testsuite system. The major improvements are finished support for the image comparison system I was talking about in last week report. The DumpRenderTree tool now dumps a PNG image of the webpage (this was quite easy to do thanks to the offscreen BView to BBitmap rendering and the translation kit) when requested (not all tests use the feature).

WebKit weekly report #9

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2013-11-29 09:26

Hello world! This week I got the testsuite running. The fixed build of gcc I was talking about last week worked, and I can now link a working DumpRenderTree executable. The first test run wasn’t very good, with DRT crashing quite often, some javascript alerts popping on my screen, and ended after running about 9000 tests in an app_server freeze. I’m adding some of the missing features to DumpRenderTree: alerts are now dumped to the standard output like other ports do, so they can be compared as part of the testing process.

WebKit weekly report #8

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2013-11-22 08:19

Hello there! So, this wasn’t a fun week. Last week I had finished merging all commits from WebKit main repo. I got Web+ to run fairly well with these changes and I wanted to merge this into Haiku. However, while this works for the gcc2-hybrid version, I was not able to build a package for gcc4 and gcc4h. As a result, there were no nightlies published (the script wants all the architectures to work for a given revision before it gets published).

WebKit weekly report #7

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2013-11-15 08:39

Hello world! This week I reached a major milestone in my work, as I’m done merging all WebKit commits all the way to november 2013. HaikuLauncher is still running fine, and I will make the small required changes in WebPositive so it works fine again. Expect an updated WebPositive in trunk very soon now. This week merges were as boring as the previous week ones: addition of the NiX port, removal of the Qt one (next version of Qt will go with Blink), replacement of a lot of never-null pointers to use references instead, rename of the KURL class to URL, and some API changes.