[webkit-help] Help with building on cygwin + win7 + VC++ Express ?

deforest sessoms deforest.sessoms at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 08:27:57 PST 2010

Thanks Adam,

As it turns out, seconds after hitting the send button I thought to check
that very thing:  whether WTF.lib was part of this build chain and included
at a later step.  That led me to the appropriate directory, the appropriate
buildlog, and the actual error.

For anyone else interested:  in turns out that the VC++ express binaries
(the linker, compiler, etc) respect ENV variables set in "Environment
Variables" under "Advanced System Settings" in Windows.

The "build-webkit" script echos "/useenv" as an option to "VCExpress.exe",
which I don't really understand.  I think that command line switch ignores
the VCExpress environment variables configured via
VCExpress->Tools->Options->Projects and Solutions.

Is that correct?

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 8:16 AM, Adam Roben <aroben at apple.com> wrote:

> On Jan 14, 2010, at 8:44 PM, deforest sessoms wrote:
> I have receive the following error (buildfailed, JavaScriptCore):
> Performing Pre-Build Event...
> /usr/bin/bash
> Compiling...
> JSONObject.cpp
> Performing Pre-Link Event...
> Linking...
> LINK : fatal error LNK1181: cannot open input file 'WTF.lib'
> ... after I basically copied everything from my 2003 R2 SDK's "include" and
> "lib" directories into my :
> WEBKITLIBRARIESDIR = C:\cygwin\home\<cygwin
> user>\WebKit\WebKitLibraries\win
> The question is: I cant find the requisite library "WTF.lib" anywhere.
> What am I doing wrong?
> WTF.lib is built by WTF.vcproj, which should build before
> JavaScriptCore.vcproj as part of WebKit.sln (phew!). (build-webkit builds
> WebKit.sln, so should build things in the right order.)
> -Adam
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