Subject: Re: SkipStone
To: Simon Burge <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/06/2001 19:33:35
On Thu, 5 Apr 2001, Simon Burge wrote:

> Has anyone played with SkipStone (
> It's a Gtk+ browser that uses the Mozilla rendering engine and is
> supposed to be "light weight", if a bit bare-bonesish.  It _seems_
> snappier than Mozilla on my 700MHz PIII laptop, but that's purely
> subjective.
> Anyways, it seems like it'll be painful to package.  To build it, it
> needs 145 includes from Mozilla's ${WRKSRC}/dist/include and to run it
> (as well as build it) it needs (at least - it might dynamically load
> more than this):
> 	12 libs from       ${PREFIX}/lib/mozilla
> 	34 libs from       ${PREFIX}/lib/mozilla/components
> 	5  misc files from ${PREFIX}/lib/mozilla/components
> 	8  misc files from ${PREFIX}/lib/mozilla/chrome
> 	8  misc files from ${PREFIX}/lib/mozilla/defaults
> 	13 misc files from ${PREFIX}/lib/mozilla/res
> Ideally, it's be nice to not depend on having _all_ of Mozilla installed
> to use it, but I think the bigger problem is building it.  Do we really
> want to have the Mozilla package install 1.5MB of header files?  Using
> a separate package just for the headers seems extreme - on my laptop
> it takes 15 minutes just to extract Mozilla, and I haven't checked out
> how much of the build process is required to generate the files in
> dist/include.  This would also be a BUILD_DEPENDS too.  Another package
> for the libraries that are shared between Mozilla and SkipStone?  Where
> does it all stop?
	Maybe a custom EXTRACT_CMD that just pulls the include directories
	from the mozilla source tarball?

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