[webkit-dev] Regarding sqlite3, libxml2 and icuuc libs on Symbian

Jack Wootton jackwootton at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 07:41:36 PDT 2008

Not really sure what your objectives are, but can't you take the
existing port of WebKit to Symbian which is the S60 WebKit rather than
writing your own port from scratch?


On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 3:24 PM, Dominik Roettsches
<Dominik.Roettsches at access-company.com> wrote:
> Hello Tuheen,
>> 1. If someone is writing a brand new port for WebKit,
>> should he first ensure that he is able to get all these
>> libs for his platform? Is there any other way out?
> Especially for the libicu functionality, there is a way out if you find
> a way to implement the same functionality using platform unicode/text
> libraries.
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15914 shows a way to do this on
> platforms where glib is availble. On Symbian, I would assume it's
> possible, too. Symbian has support for a large variety of text codecs
> and supports UCS2 natively. The patch attached to the bug report might
> give you an idea of which parts of the webkit codebase need to be
> changed.
> For libxml2, it looks like the qt port has integrated its own xml parser
> (see XMLTokenizer.cpp and the #ifdef'ed sections for USE_QXMLSTREAM). It
> might be possible to replace WebKit's libxml2 dependency by a
> stream-based XML parser available on Symbian (if you can find one that
> has publicly documented API). However, you will most probably lose the
> capability of doing xslt transformations, as libxml2 and libxslt's data
> structures are closely linked.
> Regards,
> Dominik
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