[webkit-qt] Error building WebKit 2.3

Dawit A adawit at kde.org
Sat Jan 5 06:33:57 PST 2013

I can try to build it on a MacOS X (10.8) machine and probably on Windows
as well if you do not have access to those platforms. Otherwise, it builds
fine on my ArchLinux box.

On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 7:57 AM, Allan Sandfeld Jensen <kde at carewolf.com>wrote:

> On Saturday 05 January 2013, Lindsay Mathieson wrote:
> > On Sat, 5 Jan 2013 01:33:10 PM Allan Sandfeld Jensen wrote:
> > > Just build the tree again (not clean!). It is sort of fixed in the
> > > staging branch, but the problem seems to be that qmake in Qt5 can
> > > respond positive to  an exist() test on files it will generate, while
> > > qmake in Qt 4.8 will only return true when it is already created.
> >
> > Thanks Allan, that seems to be doing the trick :) I shall endeavour to
> > remember for future reference but I have a mind like a sieve.
> No problem. Btw. if anyone wants to help out, try building QtWebKit 2.3 on
> different platforms and solve any build issues. The build system is the
> main
> difference to WebKit in Qt 5, and the source of most issues in QtWebKit
> 2.3.
> I hope to make a beta release soon that follows the branch in Qt 5, the
> only
> reason it is not a release like Qt 5 is due to potential build issues.
> Also I would recommend using and testing the qtwebkit-23-staging branch
> now,
> as it is more up to date. The only reason it hasn't been merged yet to the
> qtwebkit-23 branch is because it fails to build on the buildbot (but not on
> any machines I have direct access to).
> `Allan
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