[webkit-dev] Getting involved

Dirk Pranke dpranke at chromium.org
Tue Feb 19 11:29:50 PST 2013

Hi Jason,

On http://trac.webkit.org/wiki there are a bunch of pages under
"Layout Tests" and "Performance Tests" that describe much of the
infrastructure. These days most of it is written in Python.

I don't know what projects Benjamin has in mind so I don't know if
that will match what he was referring to, but hopefully this will be

-- Dirk

On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 3:44 PM, Jason Anderssen <JAnderssen at exactal.com> wrote:
> Hello Benjamin,
> Thank you for a starting point and would like to explore further with this.
> Please point me in the right direction to how I can help in the cleaning of
> the WebKit testing infrastructure please.
> This will also allow me to understand how all you guys work together and
> understand the procedures etc..
> Cheers
> Jason
> From: Benjamin Poulain <benjamin at webkit.org>
> Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:52:17 +1000
> To: Jason Anderssen <janderssen at exactal.com>
> Cc: "webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org" <webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org>
> Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] Getting involved
> 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
> interested.
> 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.
> Benjamin
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