[webkit-gtk] How to build from release tar ball?

Niranjan Rao nhrdls at gmail.com
Wed Apr 10 11:54:06 PDT 2013

I am definitely interested in building/trying out the new version. Any 
help is greatly appreciated.

I got multiple responses, thanks for the responses. And yes, I had seen 
the thread about bumping of the dependencies, but somehow was under 
(wrong) impression that released version will have necessary 
scripts/notes to build it.

 From external user's perspective who is not on the list, this may not a 
good experience. You go to webkitgtk site, see new shiny release and you 
have no information what this release depends upon or how to build it 
and ultimately have to find out by trial and error.

I have one more very basic question. You can squarely blame it on my 
lack of understanding.

On my machine I have following libraries installed.

libwebkitgtk-3.0-0, libwebkitgtk-1.0-0

How does the new release map onto above libraries? How do I know whether 
I am using release 1 or 2 when it's available on various distributions. 
Or does it use completely different names?

I work on a product which uses Webkit GTK version as one of the core  
and have great respect for the team for the quality/complexity of the 
product they are building.  I also know things are not always easy to 
document. If it helps, I can volunteer some of my time for documenting 
some this stuff if you are willing to accept my contributions. I can 
definitely spare few hours a week contributing to webkit community in my 
own small way.



On 04/10/2013 10:39 AM, Martin Robinson wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM, Danilo Cesar <danilo.eu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If you want to use the scripts mentioned by the trac page you need to get webkit from git or SVN.
> I've updated the wiki page to make it more obvious that the
> instructions aren't useful for the release tarball, but if there is
> more interest we can try to make the install-dependencies script
> useful for the release tarball. Installing dependencies when your
> distribution provides them isn't as big of a problem, in my eye, as
> when your distribution doesn't provide them.
> --Martin
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