[webkit-dev] Windows build error during link

Brent Fulgham bfulgham at gmail.com
Sat Mar 8 11:51:53 PST 2008

Great news!  I'm glad you got things working.  We should probably  
mention something on the wiki about this so others don't suffer the  
same fate.

Good luck with the rest of the build!  Are you building the Windows  
Safari DLL, or trying out the redistributable Windows Cairo version?


On Mar 8, 2008, at 11:15 AM, Mike McMullen wrote:

> No plugins or anything of the like, it was a "clean" install solely  
> to build WebKit.
> Yesterday I stripped my machine of VS2005 and the platform SDK and  
> then re-installed.  It now successfully compiles...
> I can only guess there was some conflict between VS2005 and VS2008  
> which I removed more than a month ago.  Initially when I was asked  
> to look into WebKit the express edition of VS2005 was no longer  
> available and I had to get the VS2008 version.  Trying to resolve  
> issues with that build (being unfamiliar with the process) was  
> difficult so the company purchased a copy of VS2005.  I installed  
> VS2005 to compare with VS2008 expecting it to just work since that  
> was the current development platform.  I removed VS2008 and all  
> references (environment variables, etc) but still could not compile  
> with VS2005.  Deleting the WebKitBuild directory, even clean check- 
> out of the entire code-base still left me with these errors.  I can  
> only guess that early builds with VS2008 may have effected files  
> outside of WebKit, perhaps with the platform SDK (although it seems  
> unlikely).
> I really appreciate the responses from Brent and David to help me  
> work through these issues.  It was painfully frustrating to fail  
> when everything pointed that it "should just work".
> Thanks again,
> Mike
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brent Fulgham [mailto:bfulgham at gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 12:32 PM
> To: Mike McMullen
> Cc: webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org
> Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] Windows build error during link
> Hi Mike,
> I'm using this same setup (VS 2005 Standard, platform SDK) with  
> everything in the default location.  So I'm pretty confused by this.
> Do you have any plugins that might be affecting the way things are  
> compiled?  BoundsChecker, or something like that?
> -Brent

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