[webkit-dev] Re: Moving away from qmake

Steve Atkins steve at blighty.com
Fri Nov 16 13:12:01 PST 2007

On Nov 16, 2007, at 12:58 PM, Alp Toker wrote:

> Alp Toker wrote:
>> you have to build the whole of Qt just to get qmake, which takes  
>> over an
>> hour and almost a gigabyte of disk space for me. That's at least 5  
>> times
>> as long as it takes to build the whole of JavaScriptCore, WebCore and
>> WebKit.
> Just to set the record straight, it turned out my bad experience  
> building Qt was with a debug build of a pre-release version from  
> some months ago. I hear building the whole thing is not so  
> difficult, and there is even a standalone qmake tarball available now.
> My bad on that point. I think the rest of the discourse is still  
> valid.

IIRC, the two issues were that qmake is time-consuming to build and
that the existing .pro files were not handling dependencies correctly.

Is the latter the only issue now, or were there other problems?


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