wiki:WPE

Version 3 (modified by clopez@igalia.com, 3 years ago) (diff)

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WPE

WPE is a WebKit port intended to allow embedders to create simple and performant systems based on Web platform technologies. It is designed with hardware acceleration in mind, leveraging common 3D graphics APIs for best performance.

Building and testing

  1. Get the code
git clone git://git.webkit.org/WebKit.git WebKit
# You can use also the mirror https://github.com/WebKit/webkit
  1. Install dependencies
cd WebKit
Tools/wpe/install-dependencies
  1. Build internal JHBuild
Tools/Scripts/update-webkitwpe-libs
  1. Build the WPE port of WebKit
Tools/Scripts/build-webkit --release --wpe
  1. Launch dyz (WPE basic webview)
Tools/Scripts/run-minibrowser --wpe https://www.igalia.com
  • Note: This last step should work both under Weston under X11, as also under native Weston/Wayland (or even directly from a text console (framebuffer/KMS/DRM)). The requisite (when using the default wpebackend-mesa) is to have a GPU with MESA-based graphics (we test mostly with Intel graphics, but others well supported GPUs on MESA like the ones based on AMDGPU should work also). The device files /dev/dri/renderD128 and /dev/dri/card0 have to exist and your user need write access to them (On most distributions this means ensuring your user is member of a group named "video")

If you are targetting an embedded device, then instead of using the default wpebackend-mesa you may want to use wpebackend-rdk. In that case you likely also want to use Buildroot or Yocto.