[Interest] Building qt4 on mac with -no-webkit

Michael Jackson imikejackson at gmail.com
Sun Apr 21 15:53:24 CEST 2013

This is what I use on OS X 10.6.8 and 10.8 builds using the Qt 4.8.4 "everywhere" source package.

./configure -opensource -nomake demos -nomake examples -debug-and-release -shared -fast -exceptions -stl -no-qt3support  -no-webkit -no-phonon -largefile -arch x86_64  -prefix /Users/Shared/Toolkits/Qt-4.8.4 -Dmmacosx-version-min=10.6

And I definitely do NOT get WebKit built and it builds just fine. From what I can tell.

Mike Jackson

On Apr 20, 2013, at 12:16 AM, Tony Rietwyk <tony at rightsoft.com.au> wrote:

> Hi Everybody, 
> It seems this is not possible,  -no-webkit is marked as Windows only in the
> configure options docs,  why is that?  If Qt was smart enough to link to the
> system webkit on Mac, it might make sense, but that doesn't happen.  
> I would like to distribute my app via the Apple app store without qtwebkit,
> and with qtassistant using QTextBrowser.  This combination works well on
> Windows, yet QtAssistant will not build if -no-webkit is specified on the
> configure line on Mac.  I have also tried running configure as normal, then
> defining QT_NO_WEBKIT, and re-running the assistant makefile with -B.  The
> assistant runs but still uses webkit.  I can tell that since our help css
> has first-child selectors in it, and they are working on Mac, but on Windows
> QTextBrowser ignores them. 
> As a last resort, I could hack the supplied the assistant.pro to force it to
> use QTextBrowser. 
> I am using Qt 4.8.4, and gcc shows i686-apple-darwin11-llvm-gcc-4.2 on OSX
> 10.7.5. 
> Thanks for any suggestions! 
> Tony
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