[webkit-dev] Where does WebKit end and Safari begin on Windows?

Daniel Zucker zucker at wake3.com
Fri Apr 25 10:08:45 PDT 2008

Hi Paul,

> You correctly determined that the current build instructions are out of
> date.  Yes, some updates are required.
> I have been planning to update the wiki page with enhanced directions on
> how to build.  Please wait and I will update it over the next couple of
> days.
> Best,
> Dan
> On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 9:59 AM, Paul Monson <paulmonson_7 at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Should following the directions for building WebKit using Cairo and
>> CURL work?  I tried to build webkit yesterday with updated source code based
>> on the wiki page directions and I have 39 errors.
>> My company is evaluating using WebKit on Windows CE and as a first step I
>> am trying to build webkit on Windows XP without any non-redistributable
>> Apple libraries.
>> Best regards,
>> Paul
>>  ------------------------------
>> Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 08:00:24 -0700
>> From: zucker at wake3.com
>> To: pgostovic at indigo.ca
>> Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] Where does WebKit end and Safari begin on
>> Windows?
>> CC: webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org
>> Hi Patrick,
>> Glad to hear the positive feedback on Safari/WebKit performance on
>> Windows.
>> IMHO, this performance is due much more to the WebKit portion--much less
>> to the Safari layer.
>> Please note that if you would like to use WebKit on Windows, the
>> mainstream version requires non-redistributable Apple libraries.  This means
>> you cannot use it in a commercial application.
>> However, there is an effort underway to replace the Apple libraries with
>> opensource alternatives.  See
>> http://trac.webkit.org/projects/webkit/wiki/BuildingCairoOnWindows.  This
>> should give you a solution that you can use with your commercial
>> application.
>> Best,
>> Dan
>> On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 7:48 AM, Patrick Gostovic <pgostovic at indigo.ca>
>> wrote:
>>  Hi List.
>> My company is developing an in-store kiosk application using DHTML/Ajax,
>> etc.  It has to be Windows for a variety of reasons.  The goal is to have a
>> nice looking interface with lots of tasteful, fancy animations.  We were
>> initially planning to use Internet Explorer to maximize hardware peripheral
>> integration (i.e. card reader, proximity sensor, etc.) and most kiosk
>> management software vendors assume IE; but needless to say IE's performance
>> is suboptimal.  Firefox is much better.  But Safari blows them all away in
>> every respect – JavaScript performance, rendering speed of animations,
>> overall prettiness, etc.  My big question… How much of Safari's prowess can
>> be attributed to WebKit?  I ask because I have tried both Adobe Air's WebKit
>> port and the latest QT QWebView widget and I just don't see the same results
>> – they are both good, but not nearly as smooth and pretty.  Why is Safari so
>> much better, and is there any way to get that Safari experience in locked
>> down fullscreen mode?
>> Thanks for indulging.
>> Patrick
>> p.s. apologies if this is not the appropriate forum for this question J.
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