[webkit-dev] Moving away from qmake

Simon Hausmann hausmann at kde.org
Mon Nov 12 05:19:01 PST 2007

On Monday 12 November 2007 14:00:31 Charles Woloszynski wrote:
> I am working on a port of WebKit on Qt to a PowerPC platform.  Please
> make sure that we don't break the Qt port in this switch.  I am
> comfortable with autotools, so that is not a big deal for me.  I am
> concerned, however, that this will cause a fork with the work being
> done by the Trolltech folks (since I think that they are primarily
> qmake-promoters).
> Can we get some feedback from Trolltech on their ability to accept a
> switch to autotools for Webkit/Qt so we can switch to one new engine
> for all these ports?

Trolltech is likely to continue to use the qmake based build system for now. 
That is because we are working on integrating WebKit into the build of Qt 
itself (which is built using qmake) and we need to be able to build WebKit 
without cygwin or bash installed on Windows.

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