[webkit-dev] Windows mobile build

Patrick Roland Gansterer paroga at paroga.com
Sun Apr 4 02:45:04 PDT 2010


i had the same problem some months ago 
(https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2010-January/011160.html), but 
didn't get any final reply.
I had a look onto other (meta) buildsystems, but most of them lack WinCE 
(cross compile) support. I also tried gyp, but didn't get it working out of 
the box for WinCE. In my opinion qmake has the best support for building on 
WinCE at the moment.

I also had the same idea like Kwang Yul. I think this (python) script should 
also generate all the other buildsystems (vcproj, xcode, GNUmake, qmake, ...).
Then only this script must be changed when a file was added or removed.
If I'm not wrong gyp was born to fulfil exactly this task?
The best solution might be to add additional generators (e.g for the Qt-port) 
to gyp and then remove all other buildsystems from the tree?

If somebody knows the long-term goal of the webkit buildsystem I'm very 
interested. If gyp is the preferred solution I might also spend some time with 
the WinCE part for it.

- Patrick

> KwangYul, have you considered using gyp (and the files already there) rather
> than add another generating solution?
> Jason, have you considered using gyp to generate your solution?

> Disclaimer: I have no stake in gyp nor do I think it is necessarily better
> than anything else, but I do care about not modifying 7+ build files for any
> file additions/moves, etc.

> dave

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