[webkit-dev] Please welcome GYP to the our dysfunctional build family

Jeremy Orlow jorlow at chromium.org
Thu Jul 9 21:34:48 PDT 2009

This makes me very, very, very happy.  :-)

On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 9:23 PM, Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov at chromium.org>wrote:

> Dear WebKiteurs,
> In our persisting quest to be more like a common WebKit port, we have
> added Chromium build files to the tree this afternoon. These files are
> WebCore/WebCore.gypi and JavaScriptCore/JavaScriptCore.gypi and they
> are the GYP include files. As you may know, we use GYP
> (http://code.google.com/p/gyp) for generating MSVC, XCode, Scons, and
> even Make projects for Chromium.
> We are rather fond of GYP. Perhaps it is because it allows us to
> maintain one set of project files for all three Chromium platforms;
> or maybe because it lets us to do things like WebCore.gypi, where we
> can just mindlessly add all project files to the list and then use
> various neat GYP filtering facilities to narrow them down to sets that
> are relevant for specific builds;
> or maybe because it easifies creating cross-platform and
> cross-build-system targets, actions, and rules;
> or maybe because we just love saying "Gyp!"
> I don't truthfully know.
> What I do know is that starting now, we'd love for you to remember
> WebCore.gypi and JavaScriptCore.gypi when you are adding or removing
> files from WebCore or JavaScriptCore. Thanks to the power of GYP, you
> don't have worry whether this file will be used by Chromium: the rule
> is that if there's a project file change, it applies to the *.gypi
> files. The format is very simple and intuitive, a simple Python/JSONey
> list+dict.
> Thank you for your attention, men and women of WebKit.
> :DG<
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