[webkit-dev] Plugin Troubles with Local Builds vs. Nightly Build Differences

Jon Shier jon at jonshier.com
Thu Feb 10 15:55:02 PST 2011

	See my bugs here: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=49146

	Basically, updated versions of the required executables aren't part of the open source repository.

Workaround: Copy the WebKitPluginAgent and WebKitPluginHost to your locally built WebKit.framework from a recent nightly.


On Feb 10, 2011, at 6:28 PM, Alex Milowski wrote:

> I've been trying to get some plugins to work with a locally built
> version of WebKit without much success.  They do work in the nightly
> build and so that makes me think that my configuration or build is
> somehow different.
> I've noticed that when I use Tools/Scripts/run-safari, the plugin is
> launched using:
>   /System/Library/Frameworks/WebKit.framework/WebKitPluginAgent
> instead of my locally build WebKit.framework from my build directory.
> In fact, the 'WebKitPluginAgent'
> executable isn't there in my locally built version of 'WebKit.framework'.
> Also, I would like to build a version of 'WebKit.app' like the nightly
> build.  The nightly build works with these plugins.
> I was able to run Tools/BuildSlaveSupport/build-launcher-app but that
> put the frameworks in the wrong spot and the sparkle framework wasn't
> built.  I was able to move things around a bit to get a working app
> but plugins still do not work.
> Is there a correct sequence of build steps to reproduce what the
> nightly build does to build WebKit.app such that WebKitPluginAgent
> also gets built (and hopefully plugins work)?
> -- 
> --Alex Milowski
> "The excellence of grammar as a guide is proportional to the paucity of the
> inflexions, i.e. to the degree of analysis effected by the language
> considered."
> Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics
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