[webkit-dev] Compiling WebKit on Mac OS 10.3.9

Hashim, Shuhdi shuhdi.hashim at pearson.com
Tue Sep 9 07:23:09 PDT 2008

We are bundling our own version of flash through WebKit since relying on
the system version of WebKit/Flash proved to be unstable for our



-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Rowe [mailto:mrowe at apple.com] 
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2008 9:16 PM
To: Hashim, Shuhdi
Cc: webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org
Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] Compiling WebKit on Mac OS 10.3.9

On Sep 8, 2008, at 11:46 AM, Hashim, Shuhdi wrote:

> We distribute a Java-based application that uses WebKit to display  
> flash content on the Mac.  We have successfully bundled a version of  
> WebKit for Mac OS 10.4 and 10.5.  Looking at the Safari 1.3 source  
> for 10.3.9 systems, it seems that it hasn't changed in a while.  I  
> tried to build a WebKit for 10.3.9 by grabbing the codebase for  
> Safari 1.3.  It failed to compile correctly.  I then tried to  
> compile the Safari 1.2 codebase but it also failed.  I have found  
> multiple blogs online about others not being able to compile a  
> WebKit for 10.3.9.  Can anyone please help me in figuring out how to  
> compile WebKit for 10.3.9?

My understanding is that WebKit moved to an open development model  
after support for 10.3 had been dropped from the code base.  Some  
interest was expressed in getting things working again on 10.3, but  
little was achieved in that direction.

Why do you need to build WebKit yourself rather than relying on the  
system version?

- Mark

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