[webkit-dev] Building WebKit for an iOS device
msaboff at apple.com
Wed Jul 12 10:32:24 PDT 2017
I’ll add a little to Alex’s comments.
> On Jul 12, 2017, at 10:19 AM, Alex Christensen <achristensen at apple.com> wrote:
> WebKit can be built and run on the iOS simulator by anyone with the public iOS SDK. I use https://webkit.org/blog/3457/building-webkit-for-ios-simulator/ <https://webkit.org/blog/3457/building-webkit-for-ios-simulator/> when I forget how to do this.
> I guess WebKit can be built for device, but I’m pretty sure WebKit cannot be put as the system framework on an iOS device without Apple-internal tools. With a lot of work you might be able to statically link everything into a custom app for local debugging, but I’m pretty sure such an app would be rejected by the App Store based on section 2.5.6 of https://developer.apple.com/app-store/review/guidelines/ <https://developer.apple.com/app-store/review/guidelines/>
>> On Jul 12, 2017, at 8:31 AM, Frédéric WANG <fred.wang at free.fr <mailto:fred.wang at free.fr>> wrote:
>> For development and testing purpose, I was wondering if there is a way
>> to produce a build of WebKit/Safari-mobile and to install it on a device
>> (instead of using the iOS simulator)? And is there any specific
>> requirement like having an Apple developer license and a registered device?
>> I know that we have a builder  and I just noticed the "--ios-device"
>> parameter for the build-webkit script but I can't find any information
>> on the official documentation  or on the WebKit wiki. I also tried
>> searching this mailing list about the topic but could not find any
>> relevant thread.
>>  https://build.webkit.org/builders/Apple%20iOS%2010%20Release%20(Build) <https://build.webkit.org/builders/Apple%20iOS%2010%20Release%20(Build)>
>>  https://webkit.org/building-webkit/ <https://webkit.org/building-webkit/>
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