[webkit-gtk] Webkitgtk compilation

Michael Catanzaro mcatanzaro at igalia.com
Tue May 2 11:20:56 PDT 2017

On Tue, May 2, 2017 at 12:33 PM, Nagendra Kilaparthy 
<pingnagendra at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have downloaded the WebKit source code via git procedure. Now I 
> want to build this code for webkitgtk version 2.9.1 as I have a 
> requirement to use this build version. I could find the build 
> procedure for webkitgtk(DPORT= gtk) but could not  get how to build 
> for a previous or particular version of webkitgtk. Request help in 
> finding the command to build a older version of webkitgtk for the 
> code downloaded using git.
> Thanks and Regards,
> Nagendra
Sorry, we're not going to help you build old, insecure versions of 
WebKit. Whatever you are trying to do with this old version, it's 
unethical. Your users deserve the past year and half's worth of 
security fixes that they'll lack if you use this old release. If you 
use WebKit in your products, you have a responsibility to keep it 
updated to the latest version.

Also note that even if 2.9.1 was not ancient, that's an unstable 
development release. It was never intended to be used except for 
testing. I have no idea why you decided this was an appropriate version 
to use in your product.

That said... there are no changes to the build system between 2.9.1 and 
current trunk, so modern instructions should work just fine.


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