Debugging on Mac OS X
To debug from within Xcode, you can use the WebKit workspace. Ensure that the Products and Intermediates locations for the workspace match those used by
build-webkit by choosing File > Workspace Settings and clicking the Advanced button, selecting Custom, Relative to Workspace, and entering WebKitBuild both for Products and for Intermediates. Note that if you have specified a custom build location in Xcode preferences, then you don’t need to do this.
Follow the instructions on the debugging UIProcess page.
From the command line:
debug-minibrowserscript with the
--target-web-processoption. It will start the debugger with WebProcess as the target and with command-line arguments that will make WebProcess run Safari or MiniBrowser as its client. At the debugger prompt, enter
runto start the process.
Open the WebKit workspace and choose “All Source (target WebProcess)” from the Scheme pop-up menu in the toolbar, then choose Product > Run. If WebKit is already built, it is quicker to choose Product > Perform Action > Run Without Building
Debugging on Windows
You can open it in either Visual Studio 2005, or Visual C++ Express 2005. If you get errors about not being able to find
.vspropsfiles, run update-webkit, then close and relaunch Cygwin and Visual Studio or Visual C++ Express.
Set WebKit.vcproj as the solution's StartUp project
Select the WebKit project in the Solution Explorer, then choose Project > Set as StartUp Project. This will cause the project to turn bold in the Solution Explorer.
Set WebKit.vcproj's Debugging properties
With the WebKit project selected, choose Project > Properties, then navigate to Configuration Properties > Debugging. Set the following options:
OKto close the properties dialog.
Launch the debugger
Choose Debug > Start Debugging.
It is also recommended that you follow the instructions to configure Visual Studio to use Apple's Safari for Windows symbol server. This will give Visual Studio the information it needs to provide reliable backtraces when pausing in the debugger or when a crash occurs.