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

Jack Wootton jackwootton at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 07:43:26 PDT 2008

This was the link I meant to include. Apologies:


On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 3:41 PM, Jack Wootton <jackwootton at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
> http://opensource.nokia.com/projects/S60browser/index.html
> 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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> Regards
> Jack


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