[webkit-dev] Moving away from qmake

Jean-Charles VERDIE (Pleyo) jcverdie at pleyo.com
Mon Nov 12 12:10:01 PST 2007

Le 12 nov. 07 à 20:55, Kevin Ollivier a écrit :
> I'm fairly sure this would be easy enough for MSVS because of its  
> XML nature. In fact, I did things the opposite way (converted MSVS  
> XML -> Bakefile) when I first started adding in the wx port, so that  
> we kept up-to-date with any changes to the common files. (As a side  
> effect of this, the wx port files are grouped by category rather  
> than just being a long list.) The tricky part AFAICT would be XCode,  
> though, because even if there is a scripted solution for this, it  
> would probably need to be run on a Mac where we have access to  
> AppleScript or some other scripting tool that can read and make  
> changes to XCode projects... (Bakefile can write XCode project  
> files, but it can't read them in.)
> Though still, even if we couldn't automatically update the XCode  
> Project file in all cases, we'd be left with making the same change  
> at most twice, as I think every other build tool uses a plain text- 
> based or XML format. Also, if the script wasn't able to update the  
> XCode Project file for whatever reason, we could have it either spit  
> out a warning or even add a warning into the ChangeLog entry that  
> the XCode Project wasn't updated with the file change.
> Regards,
> Kevin

Another interesting point for CMake is its ability to generate XCode  
project files (dunno if it is also able to generate MSVS files but if  
they are XMLs, I don't see why it shouldn't/couldn't)


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