[webkit-dev] rookie questions

Mark Rowe mrowe at apple.com
Wed Sep 24 14:34:10 PDT 2008

On Sep 24, 2008, at 8:12 AM, Albert Law wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm checking out Webkit, and I'm having problems.  So I've got a  
> bunch of
> questions.  Apologizes if these are doubled up in the archive as I'm  
> finding
> manually searching the archives very difficult.
> Note: I'm using cygwin + MS VS 2005 + WinXP Pro.
> 1) What should $(PRODUCTION) be set to?

It should not be set.

> 2) Under "http://webkit.org/building/tools.html" -> "Installing the
> Developer Tools" -> " Windows" -> "2." -> "Windows Server 2003 R2  
> Platform
> SDK", there's mention of "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Platform SDK for
> Windows Server 2003 R2\Include\mfc".  What should I do with this  
> path?  The
> website link given is dead so I can't fathom what "step 3 of the  
> Platform
> SDK installation instructions" could be.

I'm not sure what link is dead, but the "How to: Use Visual C++  
Express Edition with the Microsoft Platform SDK" link takes me to <http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms235626(VS.80).aspx 
 >.   Step two talks about adding paths to a "VC++ Directories" field.

> 3) I got the code but McAfee On-Access Scan sees
> "LayoutTests\fast\encoding\*\decoder-allow-null-chars.*" as containing
> "Exploit-ScriptNull (Trojan)".  Anyone else?

Your virus checker is detecting a test case for a specific bug as  
being an exploit for the bug.

> 4) I think I need "cygwin\usr\include" in the include header paths.   
> But how
> do I add it to the MS VS 2005 solution file?  I tried a few places,  
> but that
> resulted in many build errors.

Why do you think that you need that in the include header paths?  The  
build instructions don't mention this anywhere.

- Mark

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