[webkit-dev] On the suitability of GYP (was Re: Build system update)

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Wed Aug 22 14:29:24 PDT 2012

This mailing list for people working on the development of WebKit itself.

If you need a help in building existing ports (e.g. Mac port, GTK+ port,
etc...), then webkit-help is a more appropriate place to ask that kind of

If you're attempting to create a new port, then you need to go find/hire a
software engineer who knows how to do it for you, and webkit-job is an
appropriate mailing list for that.

- Ryosuke

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 2:13 PM, Ricardo QH <ric13qh at gmail.com> wrote:

> Adam,
> Thanks for your quick answer. Actually I'm not looking for somebody to do
> all the work, I just need somebody able to help me make a compiling project
> with webcore for iOS, which may be a really quick work for someone involved
> in the project for long time (I guess).
> Regarding what you point, I do already know that and I have been working
> with the code that apple released, I'm just trying to use Gyp or Cmake to
> create an xcode project or find for some way to compile it so that I get an
> .a file and me being able to make some changes to the code.
> The sad true is that I have too less experience with any of this tools and
> I'm just doing what forums says without any success. When I saw your post
> I thought that you know a lot about them so that's why I came to you.
> So, aren't you the right person to help me with this? Any other advice?
> Anybody you may know that could help me with this?
> As I said, my company is willing to pay for the job, but we are not sure
> if posting our problem in
> http://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo/webkit-jobs would be a good idea.
> Thanks again for all your help!
> 2012/8/22 Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org>
>> If you're looking to hire someone to do this work, you might have
>> better luck with the webkit-jobs mailing list:
>> http://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo/webkit-jobs
>> With respect to building code from svn.webkit.org on iOS, Apple's iOS
>> port of WebKit is not present in svn.webkit.org.  Apple does provide
>> source drops of the apple-ios port, which might or might not be
>> helpful to you:
>> http://opensource.apple.com/release/ios-511/
>> Adam
>> On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 1:09 PM, Ricardo QH <ric13qh at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hello Adam,
>> >
>> > I have been facing a problem like the one you replied in
>> > https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2011-March/016319.html .
>> > I have had the worst experience in my life trying to make webcore
>> compile, I
>> > have try to create an xcode project with the needed files for webcore to
>> > work on iOS, but all my tries have resulted bad: GYP, CMake or doing
>> > manually aren't working for me and I really need to have this as soon as
>> > possible.
>> > Me and my co-workers are wondering if it is possible for you or someone
>> else
>> > you know to help us to have an Xcode project compiling and generating
>> the
>> > needed .a file with the WebCore code, so that we can use it in an iOS
>> > application, we just want to have a really simple app to measure
>> webpages
>> > load time in devices. We are willing to pay for the work, so if you or
>> > anybody else wants and can help us we will really appreciate that.
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance!
>> >
>> > --
>> > Ricardo QH--13
>> >
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