[webkit-dev] Building on Windows: WebKitSupportLibrary.zip is incomplete

Adam Roben aroben at apple.com
Thu Jul 26 00:39:53 PDT 2007

On Jul 26, 2007, at 12:15 AM, Artem Ananiev wrote:

> Hi, all,
> I'm trying to build WebKit on Windows platform and getting some  
> compilation errors like missing header files: pthread.h, unicode/ 
> uchar.h and others - for example, when building JavaScriptCore sub- 
> project.
> When I manually open WebKit solution in VC++ 2005 Express and check  
> JavaScriptCode properties, I see the following list of additional  
> include directories:
> "$(WebKitOutputDir)\obj\JavaScriptCore\$(ConfigurationName) 
> \DerivedSources\"
> ../../
> "../../os-win32/"
> ../../pcre/
> ../../kjs/
> ../../wtf/
> "$(WebKitLibrariesDir)\include"
> "$(WebKitLibrariesDir)\include\icu"
> ../../../icu/include
> ../../bindings
> ../../bindings/c
> ../../bindings/jni
> "$(WebKitOutputDir)\include\JavaScriptCore"
> "$(WebKitLibrariesDir)\include\pthreads"
> In particular, pthreads.h, unicode/uchar.h, etc. are supposed to be  
> in $(WebKitLibrariesDir) subdirs. This directory is generated by the  
> perl script from the WebKitSupportLibrary.zip at the very beginning  
> of the build process, before VCExpress.exe is launched. The problem  
> is that WebKitSupportLibrary.zip archive *does not* contain the  
> header files mentioned above.
> Is it a known problem with WebKit? Should I download anything else  
> to build WebKit on Windows?

    The headers you mentioned are actually part of a separate zip file  
that update-webkit downloads and extracts for you. Did you run the  
update-webkit script like http://webkit.org/building/checkout.html says?


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