Open source software consultancy Igalia is showcasing a number of new developments for WPE WebKit, the reference port of Apple WebKit for embedded devices.
Igalia, which claims to be the second-largest contributor to the WebKit project after Apple, noted that WPE is deployed in hundreds of million devices from set-top boxes and smart TVs to cooking machines and infotainment systems.
Castaño García: “Igalia has helped advance quite a lot of exciting things in WPE WebKit”
Xavier Castaño García, partner at Igalia, highlighted that the company “has helped advance quite a lot of exciting things in WPE WebKit in 2021” through collaboration with projects utilising WPE.
These include the creation of, and submission to the WebKit project, a new layer-based SVG engine unlocking hardware acceleration for SVGs and unifying the historically separate HTML/CSS and SVG rendering pipelines; adding an OffscreenCanvas implementation to WebKit, allowing the utilisation of multiple processes and cores to paint on a 2D canvas; the development of WebXR for WebKit; and an experimental Android version of WPE with demos illustrating XR.
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