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

Artem Ananiev Artem.Ananiev at Sun.COM
Thu Jul 26 01:03:24 PDT 2007

Hi, Adam,

indeed, I have missed this step. After running the update-webkit script 
(and passing some additional flags to curl to work via proxy), it seems 
all the required files are in WebKitLibraries directory. I will proceed 
with building WebKit.



Adam Roben wrote:

> 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?
> -Adam
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