Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of ImprovingLifeOnWindows


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Aug 19, 2009 9:17:28 AM (12 years ago)
Author:
Adam Roben
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Added ideas from BuildingOnWindows

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    77== Check in a Cygwin installation to `svn.webkit.org` ==
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    9 [http://www.chromium.org/ Chromium] does this (see http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/deps/third_party/cygwin/). This would remove the need for [source:trunk/WebKitTools/CygwinDownloader cygwin-downloader], or for users to have Cygwin installed at all.
     9[http://www.chromium.org/ Chromium] does this (see http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/deps/third_party/cygwin/). This would remove the need for [source:trunk/WebKitTools/CygwinDownloader cygwin-downloader], or for users to have Cygwin installed at all. This would fix BuildingOnWindows#MissingpackagesinCygwin.
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     11== Allow using non-Cygwin Subversion ==
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     13This is covered by [https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27323 bug 27323] and would fix BuildingOnWindows#Badlineendings.
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    1115= Building =
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     17== Detect when the Windows Platform SDK is missing ==
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     19`update-webkit` and/or `build-webkit` should detect when the Windows Platform SDK is missing and warn the user. This would fix BuildingOnWindows#VisualCExpressEdition.
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    1321== Set the `WebKitOutputDir` and `WebKitLibrariesDir` environment variables automatically ==
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    15 The `WebKitOutputDir` and `WebKitLibrariesDir` environment variables have to be set to be able to build inside Visual Studio. We should set these automatically as part of running `update-webkit` (maybe by tickling `HKCU\Environment` directly).
     23The `WebKitOutputDir` and `WebKitLibrariesDir` environment variables have to be set to be able to build inside Visual Studio. We should set these automatically as part of running `update-webkit` (maybe by tickling `HKCU\Environment` directly). This would fix BuildingOnWindows#WebKitLibrariesDir and obviate BuildingOnWindows#BuildingfromwithinVisualStudio.
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    1725== Use `.vsprops` files more ==
     
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    2533Another option would be to eliminate the `.def` files completely by using `__declspec(dllexport)` and `__declspec(dllimport)`.
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     35== Make "Clean Solution" clean everything ==
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     37"Clean Solution" in Visual Studio currently leaves behind lots of files, such as autogenerated bindings, so the next build isn't really "clean". We should make "Clean Solution" really clean everything.
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    2739== Switch to using `gyp` ==
     
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    4153`run-webkit-tests` should check when required fonts are missing (e.g., East Asian language support) and warn the user.
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     55== Automatically rebase `libphp4.dll` ==
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     57`run-webkit-tests` should automatically rebase `libphp4.dll`. That would fix BuildingOnWindows#ErrorlaunchingApachefromrun-webkit-testsonVista.