[Development] V8 on iOS
thiago.macieira at intel.com
Mon Apr 2 15:06:26 CEST 2012
On segunda-feira, 2 de abril de 2012 13.02.08, aaron.kennedy at nokia.com wrote:
> On 02/04/2012, at 2:21 PM, ext Ian wrote:
> > Chris,
> > Thanks for your answer. So, the low-down is that it's not (practically)
> > possible to use QML without V8, and even if V8 did have a interpreter
> > backend, it would be too slow to be useable? If so, I guess I'm going to
> > have to find a way to get V8 working on iOS…
> V8 with an interpreter backend would probably be fine. However, V8 doesn't
> have such a backend and writing one would be an enormous effort - akin to
> one of their architecture ports.
I estimated a 40k contribution to do that.
> The key to getting V8 running on iOS will be executing writable pages.
> Unless you can solve that - and in a way that keeps Apple happy if you ever
> want to deploy such apps - everything else will be in vein.
I don't think Apple will ever allow that. I don't think Apple will allow
executing any code that isn't loaded strictly from disk.
Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
Intel Sweden AB - Registration Number: 556189-6027
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