[webkit-dev] ReadMe.md on Github

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Wed Feb 22 14:40:02 PST 2017

Posted a patch on https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=168745 to
add instructions to build GTK+ port.
- R. Niwa

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 2:26 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 6:55 AM, Michael Catanzaro
> <mcatanzaro at igalia.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, 2017-02-21 at 22:53 -0800, Ryosuke Niwa wrote:
>>> I feel like GTK+ port's instruction can be consolidated enough to fit
>>> there but we might want to write some script that someone can run to
>>> do everything you need like Tools/Scripts/configure-xcode-for-ios-
>>> development for iOS first.
>> Currently there are just two scripts (install-dependencies and update-
>> webkitgtk-libs), and they are sufficiently-different that they should
>> not be consolidated.
> Oh, I didn't realize you just had to run two scripts. We should just
> add GTK+ instruction then.
>> That said, a pointer from the README to somewhere else is fine for us.
>> Certainly that's the way to go if the goal is to reduce the size of the
>> README. I would go as far to remove the Mac/iOS build and run
>> instructions and just point to the website for all ports. The more
>> content we duplicate in the README, the more content we have that will
>> get out of sync with the website.
> Well, the point of adding ReadMe.md was to consolidate information
> needed to start hacking on WebKit without having to read dozens of web
> pages.
> However, in general, it's a good idea to make it as brief as possible
> so that it won't result in TL; DR.
> - R. Niwa

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