[webkit-dev] Getting involved

Benjamin Poulain benjamin at webkit.org
Mon Feb 18 14:52:17 PST 2013

Hi Jason,

On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 2:45 PM, Jason Anderssen <JAnderssen at exactal.com>wrote:
> With a background in development (both windows and MAC) I was wanting to
> get involved in an open source project that I believe is going to make the
> world a greater place. So I have decided to get involved with the WebKit
> project.
> I would like to start of by performing the boring work of reformatting
> code to suite the guidelines as stipulated on the webkit.org website (and
> double check that they are still up to date), and would like
> recommendations to which parts of the project could do with the
> re-formatting first up.  ( I feel this will get me to know the framework,
> and structure of the code base well, before I can start inputting my coding
> and help. )
> Any feedback to where to start would be very much appreciated.
> Also I have the code all built, however if I ./run-safari I get
> Can't find built framework at
> "/Users/jason/research/webkit/WebKitBuild/Release/JavaScriptCore.framework/Versions/A/JavaScriptCore."
> I will work out the problem, but in case someone knows exactly what I have
> done wrong, it may save me some time.

First welcome to WebKit :)

I am sure there is a better use of your time than fixing the coding style.

A side project of mine is improving and cleaning some of WebKit testing
infrastructure. There are some fairly easy tasks related to that if you are
I am sure others will have ideas of easy things to do to get started.

For your build/run issues, it will be easier to ask on IRC #webkit than on
the mailing list.

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