Getting the Code
To download a pre-built bundle containing the latest WebKit, visit WebKit Nightly Builds.
To browse the source code online, visit WebKit Trac.
To work with the WebKit source tree, you will need a Subversion or a Git client installed. See Installing Developer Tools for information on how to install Subversion.
- Open a shell
On OS X, you can use the Terminal App, which resides in
- You can download a snapshot of the WebKit source tree. It is updated every six hours.
Type these commands to check out the WebKit source tree:
tar jxvf WebKit-SVN-source.tar.bz2 cd webkit
Note the archived checkout uses an HTTP connection. We recommend running the following command to use HTTPS instead:
svn switch --relocate http://svn.webkit.org/repository/webkit/trunk https://svn.webkit.org/repository/webkit/trunk
Alternatively, type this command to check out the WebKit source tree:
svn checkout https://svn.webkit.org/repository/webkit/trunk WebKit
- Run the
update-webkitscript to update your source tree.
See the WebKit on Windows page.
To work with the WebKit source tree using a Git client, install a Git client with Subversion support and run the following command on your terminal:
git clone git://git.webkit.org/WebKit.git WebKit
If you want to be able to commit changes to the Subversion repository, or just want to check out branches that aren’t contained in WebKit.git, you will need track the Subversion repository. You can run the following command to configure this and other options of the new Git clone for WebKit development.
For information about this, and other aspects of using Git with WebKit, read the wiki page.
At any time, you can rerun the
update-webkit script to update your source tree.