Hi Brent,

For a ballpark of the market size we have customers with millions of devices, 
and we believe there are several million other WinCE devices that are also 
utilizing WebKit. The target platforms do benefit quite a bit having access to 
the latest builds, nearly all of our customers push for having the latest 
performance enhancements, features,  and bug fixes.

Patrick East | Software Engineer
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From: Brent Fulgham [mailto:bfulg...@apple.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 10:53 AM
To: Patrick East
Cc: Anders Carlsson; WebKit Development
Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] Ports not building as C++11?

Hi Patrick,

On Jul 29, 2013, at 10:42 AM, Patrick East 
<patri...@bsquare.com<mailto:patri...@bsquare.com>> wrote:

There is support for C++11 on Windows Embedded Compact 2013 using the newer 
VC11 compiler, but for CE 5, 6, or WEC 7 they will not be able to support it 
since they are limited to the VC9 compiler. Afaik there doesn't appear to be 
any plans from Microsoft to back-port the newer compiler and run time to 
support older versions of CE.

That's too bad.  Can you give me an idea of how big a 'market' we are talking 
about for these older OS releases?  Are these targets likely to need or benefit 
from access to a ToT WebKit build?

I realize that CE 5, 6, and 7 are probably not top priorities for the 
community, but these changes will basically force dropping support for those 
platforms. We do have some interest in keeping WebKit working for our 
downstream build, so if it's possible to make this change over to using C++11 
in a way that can allow for building without the new features that would be 
ideal. If there is anything we can do that help make this happen let me know.

I think the goal is to (at least initially) conditionalize the use of various 
C++11 idioms.  But I think we will soon reach a critical mass where we will 
assume the compiler supports the newer language constructs.


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