New autotools build system landed in r28997

Alp Toker alp at
Thu Mar 6 15:14:34 UTC 2008

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.

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