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Browsers and Client-side Web Technologies

Igalia leads the development of essential projects and components in the areas of web rendering and browsers. We have the most WebKit, Chromium/Blink and Firefox expertise found in the consulting business, including many reviewers and committers.

WebKit is a cross-platform, Free Software web rendering engine. It is used everywhere from major Web browsers  to embedded  platforms. Our numerous contributions to the WebKit project include more than 3500 commits and 2000 reviews since 2009 leading critical areas of the project like the GStreamer media backend, the cairo 2D graphics backend, the libsoup network backend, the ATK accessibility backend and new web technologies like CSS grid layout. Igalia is also the maintainer of the GTK+ port that provides a high quality API for embedders based on the GNOME platform.

Blink started in 2013 as a fork of WebKit. It's currently used by Chrome browser and it's being adopted by other embedders. Since the transition to Blink for a WebKit developer is quite easy and natural, Igalia currently counts with several Blink committers actively working in the project.

Our developers are not only WebKit/Blink experts, they are engineers with solid backgrounds in embedded, graphics, UI design and multimedia. They integrate WebKit in user-oriented environments like the GNOME platform, where we drive the web development effort and maintain its flagship web browser, Epiphany.

As maintainers of the GTK+ and WPE ports of WebKit we have considerable experience creating, maintaining and optimizing ports of WebKit, as well as designing high level APIs for embedders.

Our  developers are knowledgeable about all aspects of Web rendering engines including  JavaScript engine, multimedia, graphics and rendering, networking, accessibility, HTML5 and API design. We can help  you improve the use of your Web framework to maximize the power of your hardware.

Featured Media

Be Part of the CSS Evolution (W3C Developer Meetup 2018)
Servo and GStreamer (GStreamer Conference 2018)
Encrypted Media Extensions with GStreamer in WebKit (GStreamer Conference 2018)
WPE - The Adaptable Web Engine Product for Embedding (IBC 2018)
The pathway to Chromium on Wayland (Web Engines Hackfest 2018)
WPE. Current Status and Future (Web Engines Hackfest 2018)
The Chromium/Wayland Project (Lightning Talk) (BlinkOn 9)
The Chromium project's Way to Wayland (FOSDEM 2018)
WPE WebKit: HTML5 User Interfaces for Embedded Devices (ELC Europe 2017)
WPE, a New WebKit Port Optimised for Embedded (IBC 2017)
The Chromium/Wayland project (Web Engines Hackfest 2017)
WebRTC(s) in WebKit(s)! (Web Engines Hackfest 2017)
Media Source Extension on WebKit (GStreamer Conference 2017)
From "WebKit for Wayland" to WPE (Web Engines Hackfest 2016)
WebKit Security Updates (GUADEC 2016)
WebKit for Wayland
WebKitForWayland on Weston IVI Shell
Maximize the Performance of HTML5 Video in RPI2 (ELC 2016)
Streams API talk (Web Engines Hackfest 2015)
CSS Grid Layout from the inside out (HTML5DevConf Autumn 2015)
WebKitGTK+: Threaded Compositor
HTTPS Achievements and Challenges (Web Engines Hackfest 2015)
CSS Grid Layout is Just Around the Corner (CSSConf US 2015)
Accelerated compositing in WebKit: Now and in the future (DEVIEW 2015)
Improving Performance of a WebKit Port MIPS Platform (ELC 2014)
CSS Regions on WebKit and Blink: Improving Selection
WebKit/Blink: CSS Grid Layout
WebKit2 And You (GUADEC 2013)
Web: The future is now (GUADEC 2013)
WebKitGTK+ Multimedia: HTML5 WebAudio API
Epiphany "Web" Browser: GNOME meets Chrome Store
WebKitGTK+: WebGL and Accelerated Compositing
WebKit2GTK+: The UI and the Web process
WebKit2GTK+: The Plugin process
Angry Birds web application - standalone on webkit
Example of Webkit running standalone app
Epiphany web browser
Epiphany web browser
Yelp, the help application for GNOME uses WebKit
Yelp, the help application for GNOME uses WebKit
Devhelp, the programming API browser for GNOME uses WebKit
Devhelp, the programming API browser for GNOME uses WebKit
WebKit logo
WebKit logo

Updates

Michael Catanzaro 19/03/2019

Epiphany Technology Preview Upgrade Requires Manual Intervention

Jan-Michael has recently changed Epiphany Technology Preview to use a separate app ID. Instead of org.gnome.Epiphany, it will now be org.gnome.Epiphany.Devel, to avoid clashing with your system version of Epiphany. You can now have separate desktop icons...

Maksim Sisov 27/02/2019

Review of Igalia’s Chromium team’s activities (2018/H2).

A first semiyearly report, which overviews our Chromium team’s activities and accomplishments, focusing on the activity of the second semester of year 2018. Contributions to the Chromium mainline repository: Ozone/Wayland support in Chromium...

Frédéric Wang 27/02/2019

Review of Igalia's Web Platform activities (H2 2018)

This blog post reviews Igalia’s activity around the Web Platform, focusing on the second semester of 2018. Projects MathML During 2018 we have continued discussions to implement MathML in Chromium with Google and people interested in math...

Miguel Gómez 26/02/2019

Hole punching in WPE

As you may (or may not) know, WPE (and WebKitGtk+ if the proper flags are enabled) uses OpengGL textures to render the video frames during playback. In order to do this, WPE creates a playbin and uses a custom bin as videosink. This bin is composed by...

Víctor Jáquez 11/02/2019

Review of Igalia’s Multimedia Activities (2018/H2)

This is the first semiyearly report about Igalia’s activities around multimedia, covering the second half of 2018. Great length of this report was exposed in Phil’s talk surveying mutimedia development in WebKitGTK and WPE: WebKit Media Source...

Commits

Changeset in webkit [243371]: Move implementation of mathsize to a single place ...

3 edits in trunk/Source/WebCore Move implementation of mathsize to a single place ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=196129 Patch by Frederic Wang on 2019-03-22 Reviewed by Ryosuke Niwa. Currently, mathsize is partially implemented in the...

Frédéric Wang22/03/2019

Changeset in webkit [243323]: Unreviewed, more clang 3.8 build fixes ...

7 edits in trunk/Source/JavaScriptCore Unreviewed, more clang 3.8 build fixes ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=195947 In the spirit of making our code worse to please old...

Michael Catanzaro21/03/2019

Changeset in webkit [243216]: Unreviewed, further attempt to fix clang 3.8 build ...

2 edits in trunk/Source/WTF Unreviewed, further attempt to fix clang 3.8 build ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=195947 wtf/MetaAllocator.cpp: (WTF::MetaAllocator::allocate):

Michael Catanzaro20/03/2019

Changeset in webkit [243215]: REGRESSION(r243115) breaks build for clang 3.8 ...

2 edits in trunk/Source/WTF REGRESSION(r243115) breaks build for clang 3.8 ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=195947 Reviewed by Chris Dumez. wtf/text/StringConcatenate.h: (WTF::tryMakeStringFromAdapters):

Michael Catanzaro20/03/2019

Changeset in webkit [243198]: AX: Implement support for new meter ARIA role ...

15 edits in trunk AX: Implement support for new meter ARIA role ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=195966 Reviewed by Chris Fleizach. Source/WebCore: Add the new ARIA role to the internal rolemap so that it is treated in the same fashion...

Joanmarie Diggs20/03/2019