[webkit-dev] building webkit on Vista

David Hyatt hyatt at apple.com
Sun Jun 17 00:41:57 PDT 2007

On Jun 17, 2007, at 12:35 AM, Leslie Wu wrote:

> To throw in a single data point, while I have been able to get the  
> latest WebKit source and compile on OS X (and even get it to work  
> with  http://rubyforge.org/projects/code74/) without too much  
> effort, I'm not quite there on Windows Vista.
> Should I be installing the Windows 2003 Platform SDK rather than  
> the MSFT-recommended Windows SDK for Vista?

I test-built successfully on Vista with Visual C++ Express... using  
the Windows 2003 Platform SDK (the one at the link in the build  

You can go into your WebKitBuild directory and check out individual  
projects (like JavaScriptCore) to find the build logs (build.htm)  
files and open them up.  They should show you what error you're hitting.

If you set two environment variables, WebKitOutputDir (to point to  
WebKitBuild) and WebKitLibrariesDir (to point to the WebKitLibraries  
directory inside your open source tree), then you can actually build  
from inside the IDE and see the errors there.


> At the moment, I get to the point where I can run build-webkit from  
> cygwin, but Visual C++ Express 2005 seems to prematurely terminate  
> without displaying any errors at all (which would make debugging  
> this issue a wee bit easier :).
> ~L
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