[webkit-dev] Thought about Nix JavaScriptCore port

Sergio Villar Senin svillar at igalia.com
Wed Nov 11 02:27:49 PST 2015

On 11/11/15 11:15, Sergio Villar Senin wrote:
> 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.

BTW, as KaL points out on irc, we could teach our build scripts to not
build all the dependencies when building JSC only. I shouldn't be
difficult to create a update-jsc-libs as I think glib should be the only
dependency of WTF and JSC.


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