[webkit-dev] Moving away from qmake

Mark Rowe mrowe at apple.com
Mon Nov 12 12:12:06 PST 2007

On 13/11/2007, at 07:10, Jean-Charles VERDIE (Pleyo) wrote:

> 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.
> 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)

Why is that useful?

- Mark

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