[webkit-dev] Safari won't run for me.

Darin Adler darin at apple.com
Sun May 25 12:40:06 PDT 2008

On May 25, 2008, at 11:10 AM, Paul Pedriana wrote:

> Safari is not installed. Is that I requirement?

Yes, Safari has to be installed if you want to run Safari. As  
described on <http://webkit.org/building/run.html>. The answer to your  
question is right there in the subject of your email message!

> I didn't see it stated as such anywhere. Is there any description I  
> can find of the relationship between an installed Safari and WebKit?

Safari is an application that uses WebKit. WebKit is a library or  
framework that works with other applications as well.

> Sorry if I'm ignorant about this, but I'm new to WebKit and don't  
> know the code base. And my ultimate goal isn't to run Safari but to  
> port WebKit to alternative platforms.

You can create another application to use with WebKit if you like. The  
instructions on the site are about how to run Safari with WebKit. For  
ports other than the Mac OS X and Windows ports, Safari isn't involved.

Not sure what your question is exactly.

     -- Darin

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