[webkit-dev] safari crashes on winXP

Adam Roben aroben at apple.com
Wed Oct 24 15:57:10 PDT 2007

I'm working on resolving this incompatibility and should have a fix 
ready soon. Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. I'll send 
another email once I check in the fix.


Amit Joshi wrote:
> 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.
> http://nightly.webkit.org/
> Regards,
> Paul
> 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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