[webkit-dev] WebKit-Windows build with VS2008
paroga at paroga.com
Tue Mar 27 12:49:21 PDT 2012
On Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:14:55 +0530, M Rahaman wrote:
> When I build WebKit code for Windows using VS2008, there are several
> issues I am facing
> 1. We need to re-generate the webkit.sln file with VS2008
> 2. VS2008 has strict warning checking, because all the .vcproj has
> "Treat warning as errors", the compilation fails. So the work around
> is to modify the .vcproj file & to disable ""Treat warning as
> 3. We also need to change Tools/Scripts/parallelcl to provide correct
> path for cl.exe (while building from Cygwin)
> So, I just want to know if other people working on Windows port also
> facing the same issue. It becomes even more problematic when I am
> updating my code & I get svn conflict in my .vcproj files etc.
> of #2 above.
> If everyone is facing the same issue, may be it is a better idea to
> commit this patch with the constraint that we will no more support
> VS2005. Want to know other's opinion on this..
Since every Visual Studio version uses it's own CRT (MSVCRT80.DLL for
VS2005) and the code depends on additonal libraries (look into
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support) which
need the CRT too. Mixing different CRTs can cause strange errors, so
it's not a good idea.
IMHO it might be a better idea to get away from the vcproj files and
move to a meta build system, so everybody can choose the VS version on
it's own. I already did a big part of a CMake based system at  which
also does not require the cygwin environment. It's possible to use the
Win32 version of the different tools, like in the WinCE port .
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