[webkit-dev] safari crashes on winXP

Paul Lewis plewis at wimba.com
Tue Oct 23 22:34:02 PDT 2007

I believe the trunk builds of Apples Windows WebKit port are not 
compatible with the currently released Safari beta on Windows.

I think WebKit revision r26759 from 19th October as listed on the 
Nightly build page is the latest compatible version.



Amit Joshi wrote:
> I have been trying to get my dev environment set up for webkit,, for 
> quite a while actually. I have been able to build webkit.dll 
> successfully using Visual C++ express edition on my winXP box. But 
> when I  try to run safari using /frameworkPath option, it crashes 
> during the launch.
> When I grab the webkit.dll from nightly build (on nightly.webkit.org), 
> then I am able to successfully launch safari using the same command.
> That tells me, something is wrong in the way webkit.dll is getting built.
> I have looked at the build logs in webkit (and its dependent 
> projects), but really the only thing it says, that I didnt know about 
> is some environment variable called  "BuildBot". It gives that as a 
> warning. Now I wonder what that variable is used for ? I am already 
> setting WebKitLibraries and WebkitBuildDir variables, do I also have 
> to set  'BuildBot' ?
> In any case, its quite mind-boggling to think that a perfectly well 
> built dll (from the latest source in the trunk) would cause safari to 
> crash ? I must be doing something fundamentally wrong ..
> Any help is greatly appreciated...
> I know I have been this far only because of all the help I got on this 
> list.. so thanks a lot..
> Amit
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