Here’s my take: The source code we check into the WebKit repository is there for the convenience of the people *contributing* to WebKit, and is need not be the sole input when building and packaging WebKit for distribution.
Including ICU sources in a GTK WebKit tarball would not necessarily require checking ICU source code into the WebKit repository. Everything else being equal, adding more files to the WebKit repository does make things less convenient for contributors. I would like us to do what we can to cut down the files, including things like unused PNG files in the LayoutTests directories, any source code that was needed at one time but is not needed in practice any more, including source code in the ThirdParty directory. — Darin _______________________________________________ webkit-dev mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo/webkit-dev