[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 19706] Windows Unlike Mac Install

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Sat Jun 21 10:28:18 PDT 2008


webkit at mattlilek.com changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|UNCONFIRMED                 |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |INVALID

------- Comment #1 from webkit at mattlilek.com  2008-06-21 10:28 PDT -------
> Webkit on the Mac installs like Safari and looks like Safari.
WebKit and Safari are two different things.  The nightlies you download are for
use WITH Safari, they do not replace Safari.

> Webkit on Windows requires several nerdy steps.
Unzipping a file and double clicking a batch file?

> Firefox handles beta installs just like normal installs on both the Mac and Windows.
The nightlies aren't "betas", they are just builds from whatever was the
current svn revision at the time it was built.  They don't go thru any QA
process or stabilization before they're uploaded, unlike a beta.  Not to
mention that a Firefox download is both the engine and the browser, not just
the engine.

> Since it's important to win over developers on Windows, Webkit
> should install on Windows in the same way it does on the Mac.
The nightlies aren't really meant for third party application developers. 
They're for people that would like to test a newer version of WebKit with
Safari.  Really, if someone *did* download a nightly and try to link their
project against it, it would be easier on Windows than Mac since the frameworks
are buried in the launcher bundle instead of right there in the unzipped

> The present install makes it look like Windows is an afterthought.
Patches for improving the nightlies on Windows are always welcome.  Issues with
the Windows Installer-style Safari application install should be filed at

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