[webkit-help] Use of WebKit from C++ in Windows

Benjamin Poulain benjamin at webkit.org
Sat Jan 25 17:56:40 PST 2014

On 1/25/14, 5:39 PM, Sam Hobbs wrote:
> Is there a documented library that exists for using Chrome in a Windows
> C++ program that does not require building (compiling) and that requires
> less than a day to become familiar with?

Short answer: no.

There are ready-to-use solutions for Linux, iOS and OS X, but not for

> Benjamin recommends Building on Windows
> <http://trac.webkit.org/wiki/BuildingCairoOnWindows> but that requires
> Cygwin  and therefore that cannot be used. I cannot expect other people
> to install Cygwin.

I believe Cygwin is only needed to build the WebKit library. From there
you use it as any Windows Library.

Regardless, I don't think you can get up to speed with WinCairo in a
day. There is no extensive documentation like on Linux and Mac.


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