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install the Emscripten SDK following the procedure described at: https://emscripten.org/docs/getting_started/downloads.html#installation-instructions-using-the-emsdk-recommended After installation, you should have some global variable positioned to the location of the SDK. In particular, $EMSDK should point to the top-level directory containing Emscripten tools.
configure the project ‘WEBP_JS’ with CMake using:
cd webp_js && \ emcmake cmake -DWEBP_BUILD_WEBP_JS=ON \ ../
compile webp.js using ‘emmake make’.
that's it! Upon completion, you should have the webp.js and webp.wasm files generated.
The HTML page webp_js/index.html requires an HTTP server to serve the WebP image example. It's easy to just use Python for that.
cd webp_js && python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8080
and then navigate to http://localhost:8080 in your favorite browser.
CMakeLists.txt is configured to build the WASM version when using the option WEBP_BUILD_WEBP_JS=ON. The compilation step will assemble the files ‘webp_wasm.js’, ‘webp_wasm.wasm’ in the webp_js/ directory. See webp_js/index_wasm.html for a simple demo page using the WASM version of the library.
You will need a fairly recent version of Emscripten (at least 2.0.18, latest-upstream is recommended) and of your WASM-enabled browser to run this version.
First decoding using the library is usually slower, due to just-in-time compilation.
Some versions of llvm produce the following compile error when SSE2 is enabled.
"Unsupported: %516 = bitcast <8 x i16> %481 to i128 LLVM ERROR: BitCast Instruction not yet supported for integer types larger than 64 bits"
The corresponding Emscripten bug is at: https://github.com/kripken/emscripten/issues/3788
Therefore, SSE2 optimization is currently disabled in CMakeLists.txt.