[webkit-dev] Please welcome GYP to the our dysfunctional build family
abarth at webkit.org
Thu Jul 9 23:06:03 PDT 2009
You have improved my quality of life by several months.
On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 9:34 PM, Jeremy Orlow<jorlow at chromium.org> wrote:
> This makes me very, very, very happy. :-)
> On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 9:23 PM, Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov at chromium.org>
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> Thank you for your attention, men and women of WebKit.
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