[webkit-dev] WebKit and Windows/Cygwin

Ariya Hidayat ariya.hidayat at trolltech.com
Thu Sep 11 11:53:38 PDT 2008

> For example, I get an error like:
> c:\Projects\qt-win-opensource-src-4.4.1=bin\rcc.exe: File does not exist
> '..\..\..\WebCore\page\inspector\WebKit.qrc'

Are you sure this stops the build? IIRC Usually this is a warning only and can 
be ignored. We're working on this, but this is not our high priority.

> Again, the reason I am trying to build the source is as part of some
> research I am doing to see if WebKit is something we can use in the
> development of a thin client for a new product we are developing.

Did you consider my recommendation of just using Qt 4.4's integrated QtWebKit? 
Seriously, looking at how you struggle to build QtWebKit, you can just use Qt 
4.4's QtWebKit *right now*.

> I should also add that the build generates other errors later on in the
> file ..\..\..\JavaScriptCore\wft\Assertions.h. It complains of
> unexpected characters in certain macros formal parameter list.

Sometimes the Qt port of WebKit fails to build, this is to be expected 
(consider the fast development of WebKit). In that case, just checkout a 
revision where somebody from Trolltech did a commit, it has a much higher 
probability that it works.

> I apologize if I appear to be beating a dead horse, but I was hoping if
> I could at least build this stuff, I could begin digging into learning
> how it works.

As I told you again and again, what stops you from using Qt 4.4's QtWebKit? I 
see that you're using Qt 4.4.1 anyway.

NB: no need to cc me, I'm on the list.

Best regards,

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

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