[webkit-dev] Building WebToolKit

Adam Roben aroben at apple.com
Fri Apr 3 09:11:50 PDT 2009

On Apr 3, 2009, at 10:24 AM, Angrez Singh wrote:

> Hi,
> I tried opening the webkit.sln file in WebKit/Win/WebKit.vcproj  
> directory using Visual Studio 2005 but got a lot of errors like this:
> The following error has occurred during XML parsing:
> File: E:\softwares\safari\WebKit-SVN-source\webkit\WebKit\win 
> \WebKit.vcproj\WebKit.vcproj
> Line: 23
> Column: 4
> Error Message:
> Property sheet file '$(WebKitLibrariesDir)\tools\vsprops 
> \common.vsprops' was not found or failed to load.
> The file 'E:\softwares\safari\WebKit-SVN-source\webkit\WebKit\win 
> \WebKit.vcproj\WebKit.vcproj' has failed to load.
> Most of the projects didn't get loaded. Can somebody look into this  
> so that I can build it?

If you want to open WebKit.sln in Visual Studio, you need to follow  
these directions:


You should also be able to build using the build-webkit script whether  
or not you follow those directions, as described here:



> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 10:07 PM, Angrez Singh <angrez at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
> Thanks Adam for your reply
> Yes, that sounds like a good change to make. Would you be willing to  
> file a bug at http://webkit.org/new-bug (and maybe even make a patch)?
> I'll file the bug, I can create the patch but it will take some time  
> as I haven't worked much with perl.
> Regards,
> Angrez

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