[webkit-help] new to building on NetBSD

Tim Larson Tim.Larson at proxibid.com
Tue Nov 20 05:54:35 PST 2012

> http://trac.webkit.org/wiki/SuccessfulPortHowTo is a good starting
> point but it's an tremendous amount of work to say the least. You need
> at least threading support to enable JIT in JSC and various wrappers
> for filesystem, networking, & graphics layers in WebCore/platform. In
> particular, you need to hook WebCore up with the graphic engine of your
> choice (e.g. Core Graphics, GDI, Skia, etc...)
> Typically, creating a new port is a full time job for a senior-level
> software engineer so unless you're doing this as a full time job, I
> highly recommend using an existing port.

I guess I was asking mostly out of curiosity. I did see that wiki page, but it didn't seem to tell prospective porters a whole lot about where to start. It seems assumed that someone new is going to read the entire codebase and figure everything out themselves.


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