[webkit-dev] Build File Maintenance (was Re: Please welcome GYP to the our dysfunctional build family)

Joe Mason joe.mason at torchmobile.com
Mon Jul 13 15:26:38 PDT 2009

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> Another note, based on some #chromium conversations: if someone 
>> passionate made CMake (or any other tool) into something compelling 
>> enough to work better for Chromium than gyp does (or at least to work 
>> close-to-as-well), and that tool was more plausible for other ports in 
>> the WK tree to adopt, we wouldn't be opposed in principle to using it. 
>>  The potential benefits of a shared build system are clear, and we're 
>> not trying to tell people that system has to be gyp; we're just 
>> probably not prepared to be the ones to go determine other ports' 
>> needs and decide on the Build System To Rule Them All.
>> If no one wants to do this, but other ports do want to try gyp, we can 
>> lend them a hand in checking it out too.  Whatever makes things at 
>> least a little easier.
> I haven't yet reviewed all the issues, but I personally find gyp to be a 
> more plausible choice than CMake based on what I know. I will see how 
> Apple's build system folks feel about the matter.

The other obvious choice to start with is qmake, since it's already used 
by the Qt port.  Have you got a list of issues with that similar to the 
list for cmake?


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