[webkit-dev] How do I verify if webkit build is installed properly?

Rachael Stanton rachael at omnigroup.com
Mon May 21 12:17:28 PDT 2007

Hi Sridhar, welcome to the mac! :D

Just so you know, the webkit nightlys will not overwrite the webkit  
contained in your OS X installation. What you download from  
nightly.webkit.org is a new version of the framework that, when  
launched, runs the Safari on your system, but with the newer version  
of webkit. There's no installation, per-say, and it's not replacing  
anything. This allows you to run a normal Safari instance as well as  
one with an updated webkit version.

So the Safari in your /Applications folder with the silver-bordered  
compass icon will be running your normal webkit from your system  
frameworks, while the WebKit application on your desktop with the  
gold-bordered compass icon will be running revision 21612 from the  
webkit repository.

I hope that helps clear up any confusion!


On May 21, 2007, at 11:20 AM, Sridhar Gurivireddy wrote:

> I am a newbie on Mac. I have recently installed a latest build of  
> webkit from nightly.webkit.org. How do I verify if safari picked it  
> up? How do I verify if it's installed? Is there a place where i can  
> see the revision number
> Here is the build that i installed.
> WebKit-SVN-r21612.dmg
> I see 2 safari icons on the desktop (one labelled webkit)
> Thanks,
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Sridhar Gurivireddy,
> Secret Sauce productions,
> Union City, CA.
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