WebKit2 : split process model

Posted: April 10, 2010 in IT/Dev
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The WebKit2 framework brings an elegant answer to separating HTML and Javascript exceutions into processes. The provided C API (non-blocking API that is mostly platform agnostic) use the following techniques : notifications, policies, injected code. Objective-C wrapper classes will be available also for MacOSX. The article also explains the differences with Chromium implementation.
To remember, Safari under Snow Leopard (and now Firefox 3.6.3 on Windows and Linux) runs plugins (Flash, etc.) in separate processes.

Finally all this seems welcome if we consider the references to Grand Central Dispatch found in the iPhone OS4 SDK, that could lead to an optimal performance on ARM Cortex A9 architecture (1 to 4 cores).

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