[webkit-help] Building WebKit on Windows

Nimish Nayak nimishnayk at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 22:14:33 PST 2010

Hi Shanfeng,

>Make sure cygwin/bin is in the path and lib/bin/include of platform sdk
2003rs is setup properly within visual studio.
My Path variable has value %SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe;C:\cygwin\bin\
Added to it. I hope i am getting this right since my cygwin folder is there
in C:\

>Also, make sure you only have cygwin's >implementation of perl and make
commands in your path.
I could not follow this though i built using Cygwin Shell only.

>QuickTime SDK is needed. I installed all the service packs as well. But I
am not sure those service >packs and VS hotfixes are required.
QuickTime SDK is installed as given on www.Webkit.org<http://www.webkit.org/>
> >You didn't mention what is the actual warning which is treated as error.
VS2008 is more strict about C++ standard compliance than VS2005. It could
give you >more errors although you could change the options for it to ignore
these errors. I didin't try to build it with 2008 so I don't know the
As you suggested I am pasting a copy of my Build Process
http://ideone.com/AZwdl Its just a part.. but its the starting point of

I  was also having a look at https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=34828and
tried the patch but it did not work. It did not even start building it
gave me couple of errors.


-- Nimish
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