[webkit-dev] Visual studio build erros

Adam Roben aroben at apple.com
Sun Oct 21 13:44:51 PDT 2007

On Oct 21, 2007, at 9:12 AM, Amit Joshi wrote:

> I am getting some perl script errors like "Win32API::Registry"  
> module could not be loaded --
> while trying to build the webkit souce using visual studio 2005
> I was wondering if you have a step by step document, describing the  
> build process under visual studio environment. It would definitely  
> help.

Our recommended build instructions are available at <http://webkit.org/building/build.html 

> It looks like even thought I am building it through visual studio,  
> it is still trying to use cygwin shell to run perl scripts ? Is that  
> the expected behavior ?

Yes, it is. We use perl scripts for a number of steps in the build  

> If thats the case, then I think I am running perl 5.8 in my cygwin  
> shell, which might be causing the issues like the one mentioned  
> above --

I think Cygwin's perl 5.8 is what most people have installed.

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