[webkit-help] WebKit GtkLauncher and a custom version of freetype...

Benjamin Poulain benjamin at webkit.org
Mon Apr 15 17:13:29 PDT 2013

On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 4:59 PM, Rob Anderson <pestywebkit at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I am running on Ubuntu 12.10 and I want to customize the FreeType library
> and make sure the GtkLauncher, or MiniBrowser pick up my changes.  I have
> modified the FreeType library in:
> ~/src/WebKitBuild/Dependencies/Source/freetype-2.4.2
> and ran make without any errors.  Now, I want WebKit's tools (GtkLauncher)
> to pickup these changes, but I am not sure what needs to change for it to
> pick them up.  If I run gdb and look at the loaded libraries, I notice that
> GtkLauncher uses the system version of freetype.
> I am relatively new to WebKit development, so I am not sure what needs to
> change in the WebKit Build process to pick up my library.
> Thanks in advance for any help in this area.

It sounds like you need to modify the build setup in order to link with
your library instead of the system library.
You will probably have more luck asking this on the webkit-gtk mailing
list: https://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo/webkit-gtk

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