[webkit-dev] WebKit and Windows/Cygwin

Frank.Lautenbach at softechnics.com Frank.Lautenbach at softechnics.com
Tue Sep 9 08:44:04 PDT 2008


Thanks for the response. Something is still confusting to me. When I
follow the instructions to get and build WebKit from the main WebKit.org
page, what exactly am I building?


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[mailto:webkit-dev-bounces at lists.webkit.org] On Behalf Of Ariya Hidayat
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 11:35 AM
To: webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org
Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] WebKit and Windows/Cygwin

> I should add that the ultimate goal of my research is to try to
> determine if we can use WebKit to build a client running on a Windows
> device. 

This one might be interesting for you:

> Note that I am primarily Windows developer (with some Unix/Linux
> experience) making a leap to the world of Web/Open Source here, so I'm
> not that familiar with Qt, qmake, etc. I was given the task of
> researching WebKit and decided to, minimally get the source, build it
> and see what I come up with. The WebKit.org site is very inadequate in
> regards to a good overview of WebKit, in my humble opinion, so I feel
> bit lost and frustrated at this time.

WebKit is a large (high-profile) project. Even for experienced
developers, it 
might take a while until you manage to understand it. This means, you
must be 
ready to invest some serious time and effort.

Anyway, from the previous error message that you posted, seems you want
build QtWebKit on Cygwin and Qt3. There is no way this is going to be a 
success. Try to find out more about QtWebKit and you will find the

BTW, hundreds have successfully built QtWebKit on Linux and Windows by 
following these instructions:

Ariya Hidayat (ariya.hidayat at trolltech.com)
Software Engineer, Trolltech (a Nokia company)
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