WebKit/Gtk+ with WebGL on PandaBoard

Posting this to share the build and test procedure with Ubuntu 11.04 on the PandaBoard (OMAP4). If you have never built Webkit/Gtk+ before take a look at this post first.

Download source for development version 1.5.2 from webkitgtk.org.

Additional Ubuntu Packages

You’ll need to sudo apt-get install the following packages. If you have installed ubuntu-omap4-extras-graphics and ubuntu-omap4-extras-graphics-dev packages from the TI OMAP4 extras respository then you don’t need to install libgles1-mesa-dev and libgles2-mesa-dev below. You already have the hardware accelerated versions.

  • libgail-3-dev
  • mesa-common-dev
  • libgl1-mesa-dev
  • libglu1-mesa-dev
  • libgles1-mesa-dev
  • libgles2-mesa-dev
  • libgstreamer0.10-dev
  • libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev
  • libgtkglext1-dev

Obtain Missing Headers

Assuming you are in the root folder called webkit-1.5.2, here’re the steps to get the missing headers.

cd ..
svn checkout http://svn.webkit.org/repository/webkit/trunk/Source/ThirdParty/ANGLE/ angleproject
svn checkout http://svn.webkit.org/repository/webkit/trunk/Source/WebCore/platform/graphics WebKit
cd webkit-1.5.2
cp ../angleproject/src/compiler/ExtensionBehavior.h Source/ThirdParty/ANGLE/src/compiler/
cp ../angleproject/src/compiler/glslang.h Source/ThirdParty/ANGLE/src/compiler/
cp ../WebKit/Extensions3D.h Source/WebCore/platform/graphics/</pre>


Configure the build

./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-webgl --enable-3d-rendering

Then execute



Execute Webkit/Gtk+ using GtkLauncher with the --enable-webgl flag, and access any of the three.js Context 3D demos. I get a crash with all Context 3D demos, Context 2D demos work.

./Programs/GtkLauncher --enable-webgl

3 thoughts on “WebKit/Gtk+ with WebGL on PandaBoard

    1. Not a very good excuse, but I ran out of card space on the pandaboard while doing the debug build. Here’s what I planned to do:

      – Build with debug enabled
      – Use the following sequence of commands to get the stack trace

      gdb ./Programs/GtkLauncher -sync
      break gdk_x_error

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