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

Paul Monson paulmonson_7 at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 25 15:55:10 PDT 2008

I'm still getting familiar with the code, but please let me know if there is anything I can do to help with cairo/curl work.-Paul

Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 10:08:45 -0700From: zucker at wake3.comTo: paulmonson_7 at hotmail.comSubject: Re: [webkit-dev] Where does WebKit end and Safari begin on Windows?CC: webkit-dev at lists.webkit.orgHi 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You correctly determined that the current build instructions are out of date.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 -0700From: zucker at wake3.comTo: pgostovic at indigo.caSubject: 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._______________________________________________webkit-dev mailing listwebkit-dev at lists.webkit.orghttp://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo/webkit-dev
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