[webkit-dev] How to debug webkit source on windows platform

Fuenty, Chris chris.fuenty at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 19:28:03 PDT 2007

ÖÜÒãÊé wrote:
> Thanks in advice.
> I found the option "Attach to Process" in menu Debug and Tools, can
> you tell me in detail about how to debug using "Attach to Process"
> option? Because I built webkit in cygwin, so i think if i want to
> debug in VS2005, i should configure something in VS2005, but i don't
> know how to do.If someone knows, please tell me!
> Thanks.
> 2007/10/23, Matt Lilek <webkit at mattlilek.com
> <mailto:webkit at mattlilek.com>>:
>     On 10/23/07, *ÖÜÒãÊé* < yishu.zhou at famoco.com
>     <mailto:yishu.zhou at famoco.com>> wrote:
>         Hi, guys,
>         I built webkit successfully on windows platform, but i didn't
>         create Safari.exe file, so installed Safari on my pc, and copy
>         Safari.exe to WebKitBuild/bin, and then executed run-safari
>         command, it's ok. i want to ask it's right or not? In
>         addition,my question is how to debug webkit source on VS2005
>         on windows platform.
>         Thinks.
>         -- 
>         Best
>         yishu 
>     Open source WebKit only consists of things like the JavaScript and
>     rendering engines. You cannot build Safari.exe as the Safari
>     application is closed source. You don't need to copy anything to
>     the WebKitBuild directory, the run-safari script will
>     automatically find the Safari.exe installed on your system and
>     launch it with the dll's in WebKitBuild.
>     As for debugging in VS2005, there are some brief instructions at
>     the bottom of < http://webkit.org/building/debug.html>. I know in
>     VC++ Express there's an "Attach to Process" option in one of the
>     menus that you can use to debug - what the equivalent of that is
>     in regular Visual Studio, I'm not sure (if it's different).
>     Hope that helps!
>     - Matt
> -- 
> Best
> yishu
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It only uses cygwin unix tools. It does not link to any cygwin libraries
afaik. You should be safe with standard configurations.


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