Re: [dev] [surf] new surf2 branch

From: Markus Teich <>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2015 10:25:32 +0200

quinq wrote:
> Just a quick word to inform you that a new branch for surf (ingenuously called
> surf2) has been created as a first step toward running surf on top of WebKit2.
> It's not fully mature yet but quite usable and having user feedback would be
> greatly appreciated.


I remember from a discussion quite a while ago that the plan was to base the
successor of surf on blink/v8 and move away from Webkit. I already played around
a bit with the CEF (chromium embedded framework) [0] and noticed a few

- multithreading
- C interface is not documented very well

It was also agreed upon the fact that the web sucks and the goal of surf is to
provide a suckless interface to this sucking world. Webkit may(!) be more clean,
but it lacks quite a few of those „modern web 3.something“ features, which are
implemented in blink/v8. Webkit also probably is not catching up in the near
future, so I think blink/v8 is a better foundation to build a suckless interface


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