On Thursday, 3 June 2021 at 08:39:07 UTC, pilger wrote:
On Thursday, 3 June 2021 at 07:27:13 UTC, Sebastiaan Koppe wrote:
I ran dpp over it a month ago and compiled a simple demo.
i tried to compile skia on windows about a month ago. not a very enjoyable experience. the non standard build system/ tool chain is painful to set up. documentation for it is all over the place. i gave up frustrated when i couldn't resolve compilation errors. it feels like the windows platform isn't very well supported- to speak diplomatically.
The build process requires python 2(python 3 works too), git, ninja, and Visual Studio/Clang compiler.
it is then as simple as
- clone depot_tools and skia
- run their sync utility (python script)
- run their gn tool(step 1) to generate ninja build files
- build with ninja
Step 3 is most error-prone as there is literally zero documentation on what it does and how to decide what to choose.
Here is my cmd for build for steps 3 and 4
bin/gn gen out/Shared --args='is_official_build=true is_component_build=true skia_enable_tools=false skia_use_icu=false skia_use_sfntly=false skia_use_piex=true skia_use_dng_sdk=false skia_use_system_expat=false skia_use_system_libjpeg_turbo=false skia_use_system_libpng=false skia_use_system_libwebp=false skia_use_system_zlib=false'
ninja -C out/Shared
found and tweaked from
and specifically (turn off dng_sdk)
The build process took just about one minute. No idea how feature complete this configuration, but it seems everything works for my needs.