[webkit-dev] WebKitTools Script Proposal

Kevin Ballard kevin at sb.org
Tue Jun 28 20:32:03 PDT 2005

On Jun 28, 2005, at 1:03 PM, Darin Adler wrote:

>> On similar lines, how about a general script "run-webkit-based- 
>> app"? The script can take an argument to an application bundle, or  
>> the executable in the bundle (I say test for both cases.) This  
>> would give easy access to users and developers that wish to run  
>> their favorite WebKit enabled application with the CVS builds. (I  
>> have been asked a few times in #colloquy how to get this going.) I  
>> personally have a modified run-safari script for Colloquy, but a  
>> general script would help more casual users.
> This doesn't seem so useful to me. This is would be a script that  
> sets one environment variable, DYLD_FRAMEWORK_PATH. I think people  
> can make their own.
> But I could be wrong -- I'd be happy to take a patch with this  
> script if many people found it useful.

I would suggest instead a script that takes the *name* of an app and  
searches the LaunchServices database for it and launches that with  
DYLD_FRAMEWORK_PATH set. That way someone could just type `run-webkit- 
app Colloquy` and have it work right.

Kevin Ballard
kevin at sb.org

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