[webkit-help] Windows port depends on Safari?

Nick Guenther Nick.Guenther at dossierview.com
Wed Feb 23 10:01:45 PST 2011

I'm trying to deploy a small app on top of WebKit on Windows 7. I've built it fine, and figured out that I need:
WebKitBuild\Release\bin\WebKit2WebProcess.exe (I'm using WK2)
And nothing screams if I leave out the other two DLLs that come with the build (InjectedBundle.dll and QTMovieWin.dll). It runs fine on my dev machine (which has Safari installed) but when I move it it complains "The application cannot start [this is actually a lie, it starts fine it just hits this when it tries to load DLL] because ___.dll is missing" where ___ is one of several things in C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support.  

Okay, fine, so I copied all the DLLs it wanted in but then, then it says "WebKit.dll". What is going on, is there a circular dependency?

Is Windows webkit intimately tied to having Safari installed? I'd like to avoid having to install a whole application just to make a library work. How does WebKit even find these DLLs? http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/registered_dll_view.html doesn't list any of them as being known to Windows, is the Common Files\Apple\... path hardcoded somewhere?.

Any small pointer could be enough for me to figure it out, so thanks in advance for any tips anyone can share,
-Nick Guenther

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