[webkit-dev] WebKit and Windows/Cygwin

Frank.Lautenbach at softechnics.com Frank.Lautenbach at softechnics.com
Tue Sep 9 11:02:42 PDT 2008

Apparently that's not what I want then. It is still curious that I can't
seem to build it under cygwin (as per the instructions.) Perhaps this is
due to the fact that after I got the source, the update command doesn't
succeed. It always fails at some point, so maybe the tree is not being
updated completely for a proper build. 

I did download the nightly build the other day and noticed that after
all was said and done, running it simply called Safari.exe (which I had
to install) and passed it a command line parameter pointing to the
downloaded webkit. I take it this is calling Safari and over-riding the
default engine Safari.exe was built with using the one referenced on the
command line. In other words, this allows for customization of

Thank you all for you patience with my newbie questions.

-----Original Message-----
From: Darin Adler [mailto:darin at apple.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 12:05 PM
To: Lautenbach Frank SOFTECHNICS
Cc: ariya.hidayat at trolltech.com; webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org
Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] WebKit and Windows/Cygwin

On Sep 9, 2008, at 8:44 AM, Frank.Lautenbach at softechnics.com wrote:

> 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?

WebKit that works with Safari. On Windows, a WebKit that works with  
Safari for Windows.

Other ports include the Qt port and the GTK port.

      -- Darin

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