[webkit-dev] New autotools build system landed in r28997
alp at atoker.com
Wed Dec 26 22:49:02 PST 2007
The new autotools build system has landed in commit r28997:
Q: Is this specific to the GTK+ port?
Right now the build system only supports GTK+, but it's been written to
support multiple ports. Developers of two younger ports (ArOS, EFL) have
already expressed an interest in sharing it.
build system. This could be useful for scripting headless applications
or building a test/benchmark driver.
Q: I'm a Qt developer. Can I remove GTK+ from the qmake build files now?
Hold up! We'll be maintaining the two systems in parallel for at least a
week. I'll post a follow-up to list when the transition is complete.
Q: I'm a WebKit developer. Should I try to keep this build system up to
date when I add/remove files from the project?
It would be helpful, but until the transition is complete (ie. the build
bot starts using autotools) there's no pressure on anyone outside of the
GTK+ port to maintain these files.
Q: Does this mean I don't need Qt any more to build the GTK+ port?
Yes. Offers of beer, gifts etc. should be directed at Jan Alonzo, and
also Kimmo Kinnunen upon whose previous work this is loosely based.
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