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Theme fund: NGI Zero Core
Start: 2024-02
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Improving WebKit on Windows

Improve Windows support for the WebKit browser engine

WebKit is an open source browser engine, used by Safari and others. Such a browser engine is used to lay out web pages, graphically render the content and perform all other kinds of tasks under the hood of a browser or WebView. In recent years, one engine (Google's Blink engine, which forked from Webkit in 2013) has started to become nearly pervasive due to the market share of Google.

Having a global dependency on a single piece of code maintained by a single entity is a significant liability, and isn't good for the open web either. It is important that applications on all platforms are able to choose from different engines like WebKit, Gecko or Servo. One weak part of Webkit in recent years has been its limited support for the Windows platform. This project will focus on enabling more features in WebKit’s Windows port, to make WebKit a more viable alternative choice when building a cross-platform web browser.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Core Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101092990.