[webkit-dev] Should WebKit require SQLite?

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Sat Dec 3 10:47:12 PST 2011


Recent removal of OFFLINE_WEB_APPLICATIONS flag in
http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/96123 made SQLite a new requirement to
port WebKit. However, there are many operating systems and platforms
(mostly embedding) into which SQLite hasn't been ported yet; e.g.

It seems undesirable to increase the number of dependencies since being
able to port easily is one of the strengths of WebKit. On the other hand,
reducing the number of flags will certainly reduce the build system
complexity for people who are already shipping with SQLite.

Do we want to require SQLite to port WebKit for the sake to reducing the
complexity for major ports?

Ryosuke Niwa
Software Engineer
Google Inc.

P.S. I have https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=73749 to
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