On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 8:34 AM Henri Sivonen <hsivo...@mozilla.com> wrote: > I'm curious how developers of libstdc++ and libc++ view the notion of > WebKitGTK+ as a platform capability. The C++ standard libraries are > arguably for Linux while the "platform capability" named (WebKitGTK+) > is arguably a Gnome thing rather than a Linux-level thing.
I spoke to a libstdc++ maintainer at the recent C++ standards meeting in Belfast, and he indicated to me that he would be fine with adding an optional dependency on WebKitGTK+, as long as he didn't have to bundle it part of libstdc++, but could link to the platform's copy (if present) instead. I spoke to a libc++ maintainer as well, who indicated that there may be engineering challenges related to scenarios where applications end up linking to both libstdc++ and libc++. However, this is an issue that affects all external C++ dependencies, and will need to be solved going forward regardless of what happens to web_view. Cheers, Botond _______________________________________________ dev-platform mailing list email@example.com https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/dev-platform