[webkit-help] Request for help to modify webkit

Nilesh Patil vniles at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 00:58:39 PDT 2011


Which is port you are using ? Is it Windows?

Thanks & Regards

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 7:44 PM, ajai narayanan <ajainarayanan at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>   Thank you for your reply. I will try what you have suggested.
> More on your reply, can you please help me in setting up the environment
> for debugging? I am not able to debug the entire application but rather just
> build it. If I am setting up break points inside the code, the step-in
> action never reaches the destined break point. I get all weird walkthroughs.
> Can you please suggest a way to debug the code so that I could get to know
> the source more deeper?
> Thanks,
> A.Ajai
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 4:53 AM, Nilesh Patil <vniles at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi
>> This reply is very specific to your query of disabling alert()
>> functionality.
>> If you have debug envirnment ready then you can try putting breakpoint in
>> JSDomWindow.cpp. Here most of alert type functions are registered as
>> prototypes.
>> You can put breakpoint at *jsDOMWindowPrototypeFunctionAlert()* function.
>> You can trace back or forward how alerts are displayed.
>> But i dont know how you will be understanding this without having little
>> understanding about how JS and DOM binding work.
>> Good Luck !!! :)
>> Thanks & Regards
>> Nilesh
>> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 6:28 AM, ajai narayanan <ajainarayanan at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>   I am trying to learn webkit and have downloaded the nightlies and built
>>> it and have so far looked through the code for a basic understanding.
>>> Now I would like to make modifications to webkit so that I understand it
>>> completely (there by get my hands a little dirty).
>>> All I am trying to do is to do minor modifications to a single component
>>> of webkit that I could see in evidence when executed.
>>> So as a start I tried blocking certain set of URLs/URL in webkit (added
>>> functions as part of KURL class) but could not accomplish it without
>>> breaking the application.
>>> I know this modification has very little meaning but all I am trying to
>>> do is learn how things work inside (as it has got a lot to do with
>>> Threads,pipes,Pointers,resource loads,platform API, etc., and individual
>>> components that form the basis of webkit application).
>>> Can anybody provide me the direction as to where I need to concentrate to
>>> make this modification?
>>> If its a bad idea to start with can somebody suggest me making "any"
>>> modification to any module that would help me learn about that particular
>>> component or webkit?
>>> Any small modifications, say ,disabling the "alert()" function call in JS
>>> which would help me learn about JavascriptCore in detail would be a great
>>> help.
>>> I'm sorry if this mailing list is not the right place to ask
>>> such beginners question and I'm sorry for my naivety.
>>> Thanks,
>>> A.Ajai
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