[webkit-dev] More ports on nightly.webkit.org?

Leandro Pereira leandro at profusion.mobi
Mon Sep 12 12:18:58 PDT 2011


On 09/12/2011 03:10 PM, Adam Barth wrote:
> Do any ports besides the Apple ports produce nightly builds that
> end-users might be interested in using?  If so, it might make sense to
> expand the offerings on http://nightly.webkit.org/ to include more
> choices.  For example, Linux users might enjoy a nightly build that
> runs on Linux.

Excellent. I can provide at least WebKit-EFL/Linux packages. If it's 
easy to generate packages for other Linux ports as well (GTK and Qt 
ports I know that are easy to build; never tried Wx and Chromium), I can 
give a try in writing and maintaining a bot that does that.

OTOH, providing binary packages for Linux isn't an easy task. Different 
packaging standards, ABI differences, etc, makes binary distribution a 
nightmare: even if a new set of libraries are installed, there is no 
warranty that the browsers will pick those up or even if it will work at 
all (not really an issue for nightly builds but annoying nonetheless).

If there's an agreement of which Linux distribution should be supported 
by n.w.o, things will be a lot easier.


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