[webkit-qt] Building QtWebKit for Symbian... on Linux

Ivan De Marino ivan.de.marino at gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 10:13:37 PDT 2010

I'll put in my TODO list to try this out.

Don't blame too much yourself: Symbian has always been dependent on RVCT,
and now that there is this desperate need to be Open Source, the low
importance given to GCCE is starting to show what were the mistakes.

If instead to stickying with the ARM compiler, Symbian would have spent some
money to make GCCE good, now things would be totally different. The huge
effort done just to make the whole thing compile with GCCE is still a shame,
from my point of view.

... Sorry, I was just letting my Symbian-embed-frustration flow. :)

Anyway, Thanks a lot

On 23 June 2010 09:08, Koskinen Janne <Janne.P.Koskinen at digia.com> wrote:

> >> I'm trying to follow this "howto" on building and running Qt
> >for Symbian on Linux:
> >http://labs.trolltech.com/blogs/2010/04/21/symbian-development-
> >using-linux/ . Most of you will probably know it.
> >>
> >> In the howto Thomas "silently" adds a "-no-webkit" to the
> >"./configure". And, indeed, if I do remove it, the compilation
> >fails at that stage (I don't have the compilation output with
> >me right now).
> >>
> >> Is it possible to build QtWebKit for Symbian on Linux or is
> >there some Windows specific req yet to be solved for this to work?
> >> Or a specific QtWebKit branch for Symbian that I don't know
> >yet about?
> >
> >You should ask Thomas directly on IRC, he is the best one to
> >answer this question.
> >
> Hi, I think the I'm to be blamed of -no-webkit.
> We did few patches that allows you to build QtWebkit with GCCE 4.4.1 thus
> allowing you to build it on Linux as well.
> Those patches haven't gone to upstream (my fault) nor to Qt mainline so at
> the moment you cannot build webkit even on Windows with GCCE 4.4.1.
> Even with the patches it is experimental as GCCE 4.4.1 libs is missing
> atomicity.h API and we don't have proper replacement for it. We had a hack
> patch for that but didn't really work out and well TBH since it wasn't top
> priority was pushed aside.
> If you want to give it a go try applying
> http://qt.gitorious.org/+qt-s60-developers/qt/qt-s60/commit/cd18ad05e6a987cea57260cf373a0e53615bf56e.
> It will work even without proper atomics.
> disclaimer: I haven't tried building webkit with GCCE for a while so there
> might be stuff that won't compile.
> -Janne

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