[webkit-gtk] Beginner issues building and using WebKitGTK

Andres Gomez agomez at igalia.com
Thu Apr 3 10:27:13 PDT 2014


I think you can start here:


On Thu, 2014-04-03 at 09:28 -0700, Gregory Pitts wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am entirely new to WebKit and GTK+, so I apologize in advance for the
> basic questions. I've looked through the threads for the past year, combed
> through everything I could find on the web, and spent a couple days now
> trying to figure this out myself, so this is literally the last place I can
> turn.
> I am writing a cross platform application using GTK# that needs to be able
> to render a basic webpage. The feature is mostly for displaying
> documentation so I only need basic functionality. WebKitGTK seems like it
> would work to render the page in my application, but I have limited
> experience with these technologies. Can anyone confirm that this is
> possible using GTK#?
> Unfortunately, I cannot figure out how to get it working at all. I've tried
> downloading and compiling from the source and from the Tarball with no
> success and it doesn't appear that there are any pre-built packages. My
> question isn't about the build errors though, currently I'm just blocked by
> version dependencies and I expect I will be able to get them ironed out
> eventually.
> My real question is if any documentation exists on how to get started with
> integrating WebKitGTK into my project. Specifically, I haven't been able to
> find any documentation on how to get the Tarball ready to use or what to
> actually do once it is ready. The README and INSTALL files inside the
> Tarball are empty and the documentation just looks like the API
> specification.
> If anyone can point me to a previous thread that explains this, relevant
> documentation, or give any explanation it would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Greg
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