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Re: webassembly




While I concede this ( webassembly ) and broadway are most likely dead-in-the-water for gtk+4, there's no harm in me putting my hand up as a possible user, if such things did eventuate. It's probably more likely that a wayland compositor gets welded to an RDP/VNC server and becomes usable? As for broadway being a 'toy' ... it's a pretty impressive toy, really. It does everything I wanted, other than copy & paste, and was remarkably stable. It wouldn't be so attractive if it wasn't damn near impossible to build gtk+ on Windows ... or if flatpak a) worked on windows, and b) would build perl stuff.

Anyway, if there is enough demand, we can look into pooling our cash and funding development ( eg via freelancer or something ). At this point, there only seems to be about a post every 6 to 12 months about broadway, and half of them are from me ;)

Dan

On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 6:42 AM, Andrea Zagli via gtk-devel-list <gtk-devel-list@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Il giorno lun 20 nov 2017 19:23:08 CET, Emmanuele Bassi ha scritto:

On 20 November 2017 at 17:34, Andrea Zagli <azagli@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Il giorno lun 20 nov 2017 16:02:11 CET, Emmanuele Bassi ha scritto:

Hi;

On 20 November 2017 at 14:52, Andrea Zagli via gtk-devel-list
<gtk-devel-list@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

do you plan to port (i don't know if "port" is the right word) glib/gtk
to
webassembly?


There are no plans that I'm aware of, nor use cases that have
materialised that would require such a port.




for example it could replace broadway

Considering that the Broadway backend is mostly a toy, and it hasn't
seen much development at all in master, I'm not sure replacing it is
going to work.

Writing new GDK backends, and ensuring that they keep working, is not
a trivial matter.

since i hate other languages than c, i wrote a little library with glib to
easy develop cgi; and i use other libraries (libgda, libsoup, libxml, etc
etc) to make my web apps

the base code for that web apps is always a library that i use also for the
gui backend of the web app

with webassembly i could write backend and frontend in glib/gtk

If you are volunteering to write a new GDK backend, and maintain it,
then by all means: feel free to work on it and submit your code for
review!

I strongly advise you work on the master branch, as the rendering
model has drastically changed from the gtk-2-24 and gtk-3-22 stable
branches.



unfortunately my knowledge of glib/gtk structure/architecture is close to zero

same thing for webassembly and what it means port to it a library of the level of glib/gtk


PS: an other use case could be use latest version of glib/gtk/etc "under" winxp (but maybe the browser version that support webassembly doesn't suport anymore winxp)

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