New autotools build system landed in r28997

Mike Hommey mh at
Fri Mar 7 21:06:11 UTC 2008

On Thu, Mar 06, 2008 at 03:14:34PM +0000, Alp Toker wrote:
> Alp Toker wrote:
> > Q: I'm a WebKit developer. Should I try to keep this build system up to 
> > date when I add/remove files from the project?
> > 
> > It would be helpful, but until the transition is complete (ie. the build 
> > bot starts using autotools) there's no pressure on anyone outside of the 
> > GTK+ port to maintain these files.
> We switched the default build system to autotools yesterday. The build 
> bot is offline while it gets some necessary updates.
> The qmake build is no longer supported for WebKit/GTK+ (and produces 
> incorrect installations). Please follow the updated build instructions at
> It's been a surprising amount of work to switch build system in a 
> project of this size and get developers used to the new setup. Thanks a 
> to everyone who made this happen.

Thank, Alp, for the update. Feel free to send here informations about
milestones or important changes, they're always welcome.

I'll roll up a new upload of an up-to-date webkit in a couple weeks,
when I'll be done with xulrunner 1.9beta4 and iceweasel 3.0beta4 packaging.

Also, FYI, we're going to remove the qtwebkit package and have it
built from what is bundled with Qt releases.


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