[webkit-dev] Building and using webkit on Windows without Safari

Vijay D techvd at gmail.com
Fri Jan 2 00:34:03 PST 2009

Thanks for the pointers guys! This seems like the right direction for me.

On Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 3:13 PM, Brent Fulgham <bfulgham at gmail.com> wrote:

> As Oliver has already mentioned, I have been working to achieve this goal
> for some time.  Apcellerator (http://appcelerator.org/) is in the process
> of switching to "true" WebKit (rather than Chromium), and is using the
> redistributable port -- so there is at least one or two other developers who
> have replicated the build and are actually using it.
> Basically, the "Redistributable" WebKit differs as follows:
> 1.  It does not use a Movie player (no Quicktime or other).  This could be
> changed, but isn't important to me (yet) so is unlikely to change soon.
> 2.  It uses Cairo for the 2D graphics back end, rather than CoreGraphics.
> 3.  It uses "OpenCFLite", which is my external fork of Apple's CFLite.  It
> is identical to the CFLite you can download from the Darwin sources, except
> it provides project files for building on Windows, and it fixes a few minor
> bugs.
> 4.  It uses cURL for networking, rather than CFNetwork.
> The Wiki entry Oliver references should be current.
> You will need to apply the most recent patch from
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17484.
> Good luck!
> -Brent
> On Jan 1, 2009, at 12:08 AM, Vijay D wrote:
>  Hi,
>> Is it possible to build and use webkit as a standalone rendering component
>> without any Safari/Apple dependencies on Windows? The default build on
>> Windows requires several Safari libraries such as corefoundation.dll,
>> cfnetwork.dll, coregraphics.dll, etc. The .lib files for these dlls are in
>> the WebKitLibraries\win\lib directory. Source for these libraries are not
>> available and the binary versions of these libraries are not
>> redestributable.
>> Thanks,
>> Vijay
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