[webkit-dev] OS for WebKit development

Darin Adler darin at apple.com
Tue Sep 30 12:55:01 PDT 2008

On Sep 30, 2008, at 12:51 PM, Zan Dobersek wrote:

> I'm getting interested in working on WebKit, MathML implementation,  
> to be a bit more precise.
> However, I'm wondering if there are any needs or benefits of using a  
> specific operating system when considering WebKit development. At  
> the moment, I'm using Linux and building both GTK and Qt port of  
> WebKit. Are these OK for doing something like implementing MathML or  
> is it necessary for me to switch to Windows or Mac OS X?

The best-supported port is the Mac OS X one. The biggest difference is  
that many of the regression tests are not yet working or passing on  
the GTK and Qt ports.

I can't think of any other major benefits or disadvantages with  
choosing a particular platform for development of cross-platform  
WebKit bits.

     -- Darin

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