[webkit-dev] Definitive build system

Krzysztof Kowalczyk kkowalczyk at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 13:14:40 PST 2007

> I'm trying to do some contributions in the Gdk port.
> First all,  I'm trying to fix the build system for gdk. It uses
> BakeFiles, but it seems that this option has been abandoned.

That's not entirely true. The svn trunk now builds with bakefiles so
build system should not be a barrier for people who just want to
contribute to gtk port. I'll try to keep the build working.

Having said that, I would welcome a better build and extending CMake
build to support gtk would be great.

Having said that, I just tried to build qt version on linux with cmake
(currently that's the only one that uses cmake) and I failed so it
seems like cmake build isn't actively maintained either (maybe it
works well on mac, that's one thing I couldn't verify).

For my own needs of working on gtk port I've created a simple makefile
generation script (http://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11308,
latest version is at
which I think, is a better solution than both bakefile and cmake

-- kjk

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