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

Darin Fisher darin at google.com
Tue Jul 14 10:33:23 PDT 2009

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 10:27 AM, Peter Kasting <pkasting at google.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 9:24 AM, Kevin Ollivier <kevino at theolliviers.com>wrote:
>> Of course, the big question is if waf would have the same limitations as
>> SCons in regards to doing this, but I think it's at least worth exploring.
>> I'd be interested to know what limitations you guys ran into when trying to
>> use SCons for this sort of thing. Of course, there will always be some
>> things that would be hard to do with the IDE projects, but it may be
>> possible for us to make use of waf there too, by using command line
>> arguments to have it, for example, only generate the derived sources, which
>> we could call from the IDE projects.
> I don't really know enough about either waf or SCons to comment.  My
> impression as a naive observer was that SCons had serious speed issues with
> our build (especially the overhead for a null build).
> PK

In addition to slow startup time, the SCons system meant that we had to give
up full IDE integration.  That was the main deal breaker, which led us to
look for a xcode/vcproj/etc. generation solution.

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