[webkit-gtk] How to use/build latest stable version of libwebkitgtk

Kris De Volder kdevolder at pivotal.io
Thu Dec 11 16:23:37 PST 2014

The whole point of this exercise (I think) is to try and check if the
Eclipse bug I raised
is caused by a bug in libwebkitgtk which may be already fixed.

So if what you say:

> I'm not sure if such a recent version of webkitgtk will work in a
distribution from 2012

... is true...

Then maybe the exercise is futile since if what I'm trying to do still
doesn't work, we
wouldn't know to blame it on webkitgtk, eclipse or, more likely the odd mix
of 'old + new'
I am putting together.

BTW I know Ubuntu 12.04 is 'old' but it is an LTS version still supported
until April 2017.
It actually is pretty stable for me (more so than more recent releases I
have tried) so
I'm not keen on breaking my main development machine with an upgrade just
to try this

I have an old laptop at home. I will probably just install 15.x on that and
try newer webkitgtk
in its 'natural environment' rather than try and shove it into my older but
stable OS.

That is, unless someone here has a better idea.


On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 4:03 PM, Alberto Garcia <berto at igalia.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 03:21:14PM -0800, Kris De Volder wrote:
> > I did also find that but I have no idea how (or even if) I can use
> > that. I mean I think it is part of the not-yet released Ubuntu
> > 'Vivid' and the release I am using (12.04) doesn't have this
> > package.
> I'm not sure if such a recent version of webkitgtk will work in a
> distribution from 2012, but you might try to build it. Add this to
> your /etc/apt/sources.list:
> deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu vivid universe
> And follow these instructions: http://askubuntu.com/a/246721
> Note that building webkit will require a lot of time and disk space.
> Berto
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