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From Simon MacDonald <>
Subject Re: Attempting to fix upstream so we don't have to maintain our own history
Date Mon, 30 Jan 2012 20:09:34 GMT
Super good!

Simon Mac Donald

On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 2:42 PM, Joe Bowser <> wrote:

> Hey
> After a few days of hacking, I have a partial fix for the bugs that we've
> been facing on WebKit on Android sent up to the list:
> The process I used for this involved both an ICLA and the steps that I
> submitted here:
> The AOSP uses gerrit, which is a nice code review tool that also handles
> the Contributor Licence Agreement signing.  Basically, repo is a tool that
> handles multiple git repositories, and allows shortcuts to git.  The main
> delays involved upgrading my personal box to do this, and building a new
> version of Android every time I wanted to test this feature.  I did testing
> on a Nexus S as well as on the emulator, and I managed to fix this bug for
> inline anchors.  There are still problems with it loading a file from
> android_assets with a parameter in it, but I don't believe these to be an
> issue with the platform/framework/base code in Android, but a separate
> issue in the version of Chrome that Ice Cream Sandwich is running.
> Honestly, I think that gerrit is the hawtness.  I'll definitely be looking
> into that tool more in the future, since it does have the potential to
> streamline certain issues.  However, we'll see how things go with their
> project as far as code review goes. At the very least, this should at least
> allow us to get our problems fixed a bit faster than just asking on a
> Google forum, or complaining on Twitter.
> Joe

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