[webkit-gtk] Bug 32985: Changes for building webkit/gtk/win32

Phil Longstaff plongstaff at rogers.com
Tue Dec 29 06:39:18 PST 2009

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Yes, I'm working on webkit/gtk for win32.  If you want a version that
basically works, look at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gnucash/files/gnucash (unstable)/Win32
Build Dependencies/webkit-1.1.5-win32.zip which is a version I got from
the net a few months ago.  There could easily be lots of problems with
it, but I have been using basic functionality.  Two known problems: 1)
loading images using file:// doesn't work.  This may be a mime-type
problem (see the webkit-gtk mailing list archives). 2) If I try to
print, the font is *really* small, as though it takes 10pt and prints

I starting trying to build using mingw on winXP.  I then switched to
fedora 11 running in a VM, since fedora 11 has some pre-built mingw
packages.  Some packages are not yet at the right version required by
webkit, and fedora 12 has some newer packages, so I updated some
packages and disabled some version checks.

I was able to build successfully.  However, when I try to run the unit
tests, they all fail (I get a dialog pop-up stating that the threading
library has not been initialized, even though the first line in the unit
test is a call to g_thread_init()).

I am now trying to reproduce my build back on mingw on winXP.


On Tue, 2009-12-29 at 11:31 +0300, halaiwa wrote:
> Hello Phil,
> Sorry for bothering you, but I see that you are working on webkit/gtk
> port on win32. I am also trying to build this port however the puzzler
> still is not solved, moreover I do not feel like I am going in right
> direction. Could you, please, point me out what compiler and libraries
> you are using for this port.
> Thanks in advance!
> Best regards,
> halaiwa
> 28.12.09, 10:07, "Phil Longstaff" <plongstaff at rogers.com>:
>         I have submitted bug 32985 which contains some changes I
>         needed in order to build webkit/gtk on win32.  It is not all
>         of my changes, but it does contain the (I hope) most
>         straightforward changes.
>         I have not included changelog entries.  Should I create the
>         patch files so that each one patches 1) a file, and 2) a
>         ChangeLog file?
>         I also have some questions about some GNUmakefile.am changes.
>         I needed to add -lwinmm to a number of lines (producing
>         libwebkit and a number of the executables).  These would not
>         normally be needed by a gtk build, but I'm surprised they are
>         not needed by the webkit/win32 build.
>         I also needed to add -lgthread-2.0 to a number of lines
>         (producing libwebkit and a number of executables).  I am
>         surprised this file was not included in GTK_LIBS.  For win32,
>         I can add "if TARGET_WIN32"/"endif" around the extra link
>         arguments, but didn't see any examples of how to specify a GTK
>         target.
>         I have more changes, mostly where I added "#if 0"/"#endif" to
>         get rid of stuff to make it build.  I need to fix those areas,
>         so I will be adding more patches.  So far, I have 1 patch per
>         file.
>         Phil

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