[webkit-dev] WebKit Welcome Page

Mark Rowe opendarwin.org at bdash.net.nz
Wed Oct 26 23:50:43 PDT 2005


The nightly build wrapper is a small Python wrapper script like you  
mention.  As far as I can tell the Safari start page is stored in the  
com.apple.internetconfig domain, which means it's not possible to  
override it from NSArgumentDomain defaults.  It is possible to launch  
Safari with a *local* page loaded by passing it on the command line  
-- Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari /path/to/file.html.  The idea is  
to include a file within the WebKit.app wrapper that simply redirects  
to the real welcome page out on the Internet.

Another little feature that I plan to sneak in to the WebKit.app  
wrapper is notifying the user that their build of WebKit is out of  
date and pointing them in the direction of a newer build.  The easier  
it is for users to keep up to date, the more useful bug reports  
WebKit will see :)


Mark Rowe

On 27/10/2005, at 18:23 , Dan Wood wrote:

> It's gorgeous!  Do you have it in HTML/CSS?
> Since the nightly build application is really just a wrapper around  
> the existing Safari, but pointing to the new frameworks, you might  
> have to figure out how to override the default startup page,  
> probably by passing in some override preferences in the shell  
> script that launches it (See NSArgumentDomain documentation for  
> that...)
> As far as content goes, you may want to have a reference to the  
> incompatibilities between the current webkit builds and the  
> currently released version of Safari, since those bugs could crop  
> up when one is running the nightly build.
> Dan Wood
> On Oct 26, 2005, at 8:49 PM, Timothy Hatcher wrote:
>> One item we have been talking about adding to the nightly builds  
>> is a page that loads on launch. This page would thank you for  
>> testing WebKit and give you links for certain tasks to help us.  
>> This is my concept for the page. Feedback and suggestions to  
>> improve this are welcomed.
>> http://colloquy.info/webkit-page.png
>> — Timothy Hatcher
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