[Qgis-developer] Mac build missing QtWebKit.framework

Aaron Racicot aaronr at z-pulley.com
Fri Jan 30 14:58:23 EST 2009

My take is that moving forward this will be a very useful and well utilized
part of QT within QGIS... especially for plugins.  The windows binaries for
1.0 within OSGeo4W include webkit as well as the generic QT install
associated with QGIS 1.0 on Linux.  The testing I have done so far on
Windows and Linux have been that it just works out of the box.  If people
don't feel the added size is overly obtrusive to the mac build I would very
much vote for its inclusion.

William, your work on the mac bundles is awesome and I in no way want to
make your life more complicated or toss a wrench into your build process...
I would always default to your knowledge and recommendations on what should
be included.  Oh, and thanks again for all your work!


-----Original Message-----
From: William Kyngesburye [mailto:woklist at kyngchaos.com] 
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 11:22 AM
To: Andreas Neumann
Cc: Aaron Racicot; QGIS Developer Mailing List
Subject: Re: [Qgis-developer] Mac build missing QtWebKit.framework

On Jan 30, 2009, at 12:43 PM, Andreas Neumann wrote:

> right - size is an issue - how about a separate install?
Since they are bundled in the OSX application, that would be tricky.   
An actual installer would be needed to put the files inside the app  
package, wherever a user chooses to install Qgis (which is possible).   
But *adding* to an application binary on OSX isn't quite the proper  
way to extend an app.

If it's something that would be used a lot, I'd say bundle it and  
don't worry about the size.

> The other question is: Webkit is present on every mac anyway - can  
> we somehow re-use this webkit and let qt reference/re-use this  
> already installed webkit somehow?
> I don't know if this is possible ...
qtWebKit is linked to the webkit framework, so I assume it already  
makes use of it.  Though the large size makes me wonder.  And  
probably, QtWebkit on Windows and Linux needs webkit binaries to  
work.  Windows should have binaries available, since there is a  
Windows Safari.  The source is available to build a webkit on linux,  
but I don't know how prevalent it is.

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