[webkit-dev] Thought about Nix JavaScriptCore port

Sergio Villar Senin svillar at igalia.com
Wed Nov 11 02:15:31 PST 2015

On 11/11/15 08:04, Yusuke SUZUKI wrote:
> Hello WebKittens,
> JavaScriptCore use in non-OSX environment looks emerging[1].
> In addition to that, sometimes, people would like to build
> JavaScriptCore to see what is happning in JavaScriptCore development[2].
> However, if you don't have an OSX machine, it is a little bit difficult.
> One possible solution is GTK+ port, it is nice way to build JSC in Linux.
> But it involves many dependencies (Mesa, glib etc.), that are not
> necessary for JavaScriptCore and this is a barrier to join JSC
> development from non OSX world.

The gtk port has several external dependencies as any other port and
indeed most of them are not needed for building JSC. However I don't see
those dependencies being a barrier, mainly because we build them using a
jhbuild environment, so even if your distro don't provide the required
dependencies you could build them with Tools/Scripts/update-webkitgtk-libs.

Do you have issues doing that?


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