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WebKit win32 is a new browser for MS Windows. In Apple's WebKit SVN, there's preliminary work done to make it work on Windows. While WebKit compiles on Win32, it's not fully complete, and no browser exists yet.

 

That's where I come in. I have started work on a browser using the WebKit libraries. Written in MFC/C++, it will feature:

 

*MDI style windows but with tabs for windows (Think mIRC/Crimson Editor)

*Password Manger

*Private Browsing

*Download Manager

*Popup Blocker

*User Agent Switcher

*IE tabs, for those sites that require IE (but won't work with UserAgent Switcher)

*Custom list of sites to open in an IE tab automatically

*Bookmark menu, with access to IE favorites, and Firefox Importer.

*Bookmark bar

*Pack up and Go, packs up all browser binaries, libraries, etc config, bookmarks and puts it all on a USB key (think Portable Firefox)

*Search box beside location bar (with ability to add custom search engines)

 

That's a basic list so far, this was ment to be just to test out the libs, but I have made this into a full featured project.

 

I will post preliminary basic screenshots soon.

 

If anyone has any ideas, please make a new thread. If anyone has anything they'd wish to contrubute to this project, please PM me. I will have a site up soon (thanks to sHARD>>) at the domain www.getwebkit.org.

 

Any questions, feel free to ask!

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This seems like a pretty good project. I think Konqueror already starts in Win32, but it requires all of KDE deps, so it's way slow.

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webkitinetfrogaz0.th.jpg

 

Doesn't Konqi also want Cygwin? All this requires is iconv, libxml, zlib, icu, xslt, webkit dll, and MFC.

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If you can make it look and work like Safari I'll love you big time :thanks_speechbubble:

 

Would be nice to test a WebKit browser on Windows anyway.

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I'm not out to make it look *EXACTLY* like Safari, IE: it's layout and brushed metal, but it will function like safari.

 

Another feature to be added down the road, RSS live bookmarks/page like Safari has.

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I'd like to introduce myself :P I'm Adam, and I'll be helping out with the design of the program. I'll be working on some layout/theme mockups in the next few weeks. If anyone has any suggestions as to that aspect of the project, I'd love to hear from you.

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One of my biggest beefs with web browsers these days, including safari, is the steps you have to go to for adblocking. Firefox is easy, as is Camino, but I'd love it if you would build it into WebKit and let it accept the filterset.G.

 

It would really set your browser apart. :P

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A quick and dirty website is now up, for those interested. However the code isn't in the repository...quite yet.

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I haven't released anything yet :)

 

 

My plans are, I have a server box here, currently on a T1 but going to be moved to a Colo (10mbps) soon.  Windows server based, it will pull out svn sources every day at 2am and compile it, and hopefully webkit sources as well.  Server specs as follows:

 

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.8ghz

1gb RAM

80gb HDD

Windows Server 2003

Visual Studio 2005 compilier to be scripted.

 

Also, I noticed a few delegates haven't been ported over in WebKit SVN, I might take a stab at porting those aswell.

 

ADD: i'll have sources/binary by saturday.

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I haven't released anything yet :blink:

My plans are, I have a server box here, currently on a T1 but going to be moved to a Colo (10mbps) soon.  Windows server based, it will pull out svn sources every day at 2am and compile it, and hopefully webkit sources as well.  Server specs as follows:

 

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.8ghz

1gb RAM

80gb HDD

Windows Server 2003

Visual Studio 2005 compilier to be scripted.

 

Also, I noticed a few delegates haven't been ported over in WebKit SVN, I might take a stab at porting those aswell.

 

ADD: i'll have sources/binary by saturday.

 

We'll also be mirroring these compiles automatically on the main server, hosted here through the X Labs.

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Actually. so WebKit is not made for OSX (or not meant) but is meant for Windows?

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Actually. so WebKit is not made for OSX (or not meant) but is meant for Windows?

 

No, WebKit is made for OS X and is being ported to Windows.

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No, WebKit is made for OS X and is being ported to Windows.

 

ah.

So what is the difference with Safari & WebKit ?

I can't remember who told me about WebKit on irc but I'm guessing it was you.

 

I noticed Safari saves all my password, usernames. But WebKit is that normal?

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WebKit is just a NextStep (cocoa) Inplemation of KHTML and KJS if you want it on win32 you may use KHTML and KJS with Konqueror on Cygwin using qtwin interface

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I like WebKit so far. but all my saved password are not working .. its blank

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Any recent news?

 

I noticed that www.getswift.com is down...I'm willing to host files/contribute if need be to at least get .1 back up and available. This project is *really* useful for testing safari compat from Windows OSes.

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I still wonder why no one wishes to pick this one up. It's the second best browser on Windows (the core anyhow)!

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I haven't read all of this yet, but I don't think a Password manager is needed. Those are as annoying as Autofill.

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