[webkit-help] Safari For Windows
aroben at apple.com
Wed Nov 11 12:49:51 PST 2009
On Nov 11, 2009, at 3:42 PM, Bazzer Francis wrote:
> In essence does running the nightly builds as i have been doing, update the safari engine,or as you said before they get dumped in a temporary file somewhere & nothing gets updated.
I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "the safari engine". Maybe you mean WebKit?
Running a nightly build does not modify your installed version of Safari at all. (Your installed version of Safari is probably in C:\Program Files\Safari.)
When you run a nightly build, the script launches your installed version of Safari in a way that makes it use the version of WebKit that was included in the nightly build, rather than the version of WebKit that came with Safari.
> If I put a shortcut on the desktop is that going to do the same thing as running the cmd file & auto extracting it.
Yes, double-clicking a shortcut to the .cmd file will do the same thing as double-clicking the .cmd file itself.
> From: Adam Roben <aroben at apple.com>
> To: Bazzer Francis <bazzerfrancis at yahoo.com>
> Cc: webkit-help at lists.webkit..org
> Sent: Thu, 12 November, 2009 7:24:32 AM
> Subject: Re: [webkit-help] Safari For Windows
> On Nov 11, 2009, at 3:22 PM, Bazzer Francis wrote:
>> I guess that is why I see 0% copying when i run the cmd file. How do i go about setting thing up so i can install the nightly builds,I have in the past run nightly updates when I was using firefox without too much problem just a little unstable at times,is it the same with Webkit...Brian
> You can't "install" a WebKit nightly build the way you can with a Firefox nightly build. WebKit nightly builds don't even include a browser – they only include WebKit. You can of course set up a shortcut in your Start menu or on your Desktop that points to the run-nightly-webkit.cmd file if you want easier access to the nightly build.
>> From: Adam Roben <aroben at apple.com>
>> To: Bazzer Francis <bazzerfrancis at yahoo.com>
>> Cc: webkit-help at lists.webkit.org
>> Sent: Thu, 12 November, 2009 7:05:42 AM
>> Subject: Re: [webkit-help] Safari For Windows
>> On Nov 11, 2009, at 2:57 PM, Bazzer Francis wrote:
>>> I have installed the latest version of Safari for Windows & have been downloading the the nightly updates,when downloaded I open the the downloaded file & then auto extract the contents. Next step i right click on the run cmd file & let it run where it seems to copy files. Could anyone assist & confirm that is all I have to do & how do i tell if the update has been applied..... Regards Bazzer
>> Nightly builds don't affect your installed version of Safari. The copying you're seeing is just copying things into a temporary directory, which is where the nightly runs from. Replacing your installed version of WebKit with a version from a nightly build is not supported.
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