[webkit-dev] Build system for ports

Mike Emmel mike.emmel at gmail.com
Sat Apr 15 15:53:17 PDT 2006

Here is the patch that I used to get this to work not sure why it was
written the old way
I've not submitted a bug.

Index: css/make-css-file-arrays.pl
--- css/make-css-file-arrays.pl (revision 13867)
+++ css/make-css-file-arrays.pl (working copy)
@@ -39,10 +39,10 @@
     my $name = $1;

     # Slurp in the CSS file.
-    open IN, "-|", "/usr/bin/cpp", "-P", $in, "-" or die;
+    #open IN, "-|", "/usr/bin/cpp", "-P", $in, "-" or die;
+    open IN, "-|", "/usr/bin/cpp", "-P", $in or die;
     my $text; { local $/; $text = <IN>; }
     close IN;
     # Remove comments in a simple-minded way that will work fine for our fil

On 4/15/06, Kevin Ollivier <kevino at theolliviers.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> As Mike Emmel and I have both decided to use Bakefile for our ports,
> we decided to work together and create a build system that works for
> both our ports. As a start, my focus has been on taking Mike's
> project files and creating a basic project that builds the cross-
> platform WebCore sources on Win, Mac and Linux that any port would
> need. This way any new ports that are created can actually just
> "derive" from the webcore_base project and only have to add includes/
> sources/etc. specific to their platform or port.
> I've mostly completed that step. For those interested, here's some
> brief docs on the system:
> How to build using Bakefile:
> http://kevino.theolliviers.com/webkit/bakefile-build.txt
> (Most of those steps will eventually be scripted, hopefully as part
> of build-webkit, but I wanted to give people an overview of the
> process.)
> Here are the changes I needed to make to WebCore for this to work,
> and also any unresolved issues on various ports:
> http://kevino.theolliviers.com/webkit/bakefile-changes.txt
> Using the Bakefile-generated projects, I've built the cross-platform
> sources (excluding Cairo, which won't build on OS X...) successfully
> on Intel Mac OS X 10.4.6 and WinXP SP2/MSVS8, and hopefully once a
> few more changes are made, Linux (FC4) will build fine as well.
> But there's still one major question before I can put together a
> draft to show people. How exactly should build systems for ports be
> incorporated into the webkit tree? For example, when you think of
> Win32, wx, etc. there may be multiple MSVS7/8 project files. So do we
> create one project file and allow people to select a port when they
> build (with an intelligent default, of course) or do we put project
> files for ports in separate files/dirs? If the latter (which I'm
> personally leaning towards), what should the directory scheme for
> ports be? Do we do, for example,
> <WebCore>/ports/wx/WebCore.dsw
> Or just:
> <WebCore>/wxwebcore.dsw
> Or a combination, like:
> <WebCore>/ports/wxwebcore.dsw
> Ideas? Thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Kevin
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