[webkit-help] need help - run-webkit-app doesn't work for me

Sitao Yang sitao_yang at apple.com
Tue Oct 11 17:06:05 PDT 2016

Hi Ryosuke,

Thank you for your response. 

I followed your instructions and checked my WebKit app in Activity Monitor, it showed it’s still using the system’s WebKit framework instead of my local one.

Also, I’m running on macOS Sierra (16A323). So the mentioned issue with El Capitan shouldn’t matter to me. I’d have made it clear in my initial email. 


> On Oct 11, 2016, at 3:56 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Sitao Yang <sitao_yang at apple.com> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I tried to test a WebKit app (written in Cocoa) using WebKit framework I
>> built locally to verify a bug I reported earlier and was told that it has
>> been fixed. For some reason it didn’t work. Here’s what I did.
>> 1. Download the latest WebKit source code from
>> git://git.webkit.org/WebKit.git (origin/master branch)
>> 2. Check few files and confirm that the fix is included in the source code
>> 3. Run build-webkit script to build WebKit framework, which is successful.
>> 4. Run run-webkit-app with my WebKit app as the parameter
>> I can still replicate the reported bug. I suspect that run-webkit-app is not
>> using my locally built WebKit framework. I have 2 questions:
>> 1. Is there a simply way to tell which WebKit framework my running WebKit
>> app is linked to?
> Open Activity Monitor, double click on your process, and open "Open
> Files and Ports".  The locally built WebKit frameworks should show up
> there.
>> 2. If it turns out that it is still linked to the WebKit framework in
>> /System/Libraries folder, how can I change it to link to my locally built
>> WebKit framework?
> I don't know which OS X / macOS you're using but perhaps you want to
> take a look at https://trac.webkit.org/wiki/WebKitNightlyElCapWorkaround
> and related pages.
> - R. Niwa
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