[webkit-dev] Should WebKit require SQLite?

Sam Weinig weinig at apple.com
Sat Dec 3 14:45:43 PST 2011

It seems acceptable to me to require SQLite.  


On Dec 3, 2011, at 10:47 AM, Ryosuke Niwa wrote:

> Hi,
> 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. http://www.monaos.org/.
> 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?
> Best,
> Ryosuke Niwa
> Software Engineer
> Google Inc.
> P.S. I have https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=73749 to reintroduce OFFLINE_WEB_APPLICATIONS.
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