[webkit-dev] Windows mobile build

Jeremy Orlow jorlow at chromium.org
Tue Apr 6 03:01:13 PDT 2010

On Sun, Apr 4, 2010 at 10:45 AM, Patrick Roland Gansterer <paroga at paroga.com
> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.

The future of build systems in WebKit seems like a great topic for the
meeting.  It's already kind of ridiculous how much effort it requires to add
one file.  I'd hate for it to get that much more complex.

> - 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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