[webkit-dev] safari crashes on winXP

Amit Joshi joshi at yahoo-inc.com
Wed Oct 24 08:46:17 PDT 2007


In that case, whats the recommended way of working / testing with the
latest trunk build on windows ? How do a typical bug-fixing process
happen on a windows development box (unfortnately I don't have a ready
access to linux, so I was wondering if I could contribute by just
working on windows box? )

-- amit

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Lewis [mailto:plewis at wimba.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 10:34 PM
To: Amit Joshi
Cc: webkit-dev at delta.macosforge.org
Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] safari crashes on winXP

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
> 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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