[webkit-help] Deploying WebKit

Benjamin Poulain benjamin at webkit.org
Tue Feb 11 14:20:02 PST 2014

On 2/11/14, 2:03 PM, Sam Hobbs wrote:
> I am using WebKit .NET <http://sourceforge.net/projects/webkitdotnet>
> using C#. I want to develop a Windows Desktop application I can
> distribute to others. I want to have a clear understanding of how WebKit
> will be deployed. I am not asking for details of how to do it. For the
> moment I will assume that Visual Studio will do most or all of what I
> need done automatically.

Note that WebKit.NET is a completely independent fork of WebKit. This is 
not the right mailing list to discuss WebKit .Net.

(and as far as I know, the WebKit.net project is also somewhat dead).

> My understanding is that I will need to distribute all the WebKit DLL
> files and relevant files that WebKit needs along with my application and
> that they will all exist in the same location as my program. That means
> that if any other application in a system uses WebKit then we will all
> have separate copies of WebKit. Am I correct so far? I looked at the
> wiki and such and I do not see anything that makes that clear.

That is generally the right way to ship WebKit with applications on Windows.

> I realize that WebKit is still in a beta status. Is it a possibility
> that in the future at least, WebKit will be able to be installed as a
> product that other products can share? I would prefer to do that.

There are several WebKit port for Windows, none is standard.


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