[webkit-dev] CMake as a build system?
treat at kde.org
Fri Apr 16 14:45:18 PDT 2010
Sure. Having Bill's and Kitware's help will hopefully make it easier to
produce such a demo using CMake. I pledge to help.
We can start with this:
On Friday 16 April 2010 05:34:45 pm Eric Seidel wrote:
> I don't see this as a decision needing pre-approval.
> This is a decision needing code. No one has tried to make Mac, Win,
> or other ports use a common system yet. Obviously converting them in
> the end requires buy-in from those ports. But producing a demo
> I eventually plan to look at this task. When I do, I'll take a peek at
> Someone just needs to sit down and build something. Then we can make
> an informed decision.
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 2:29 PM, Adam Treat <treat at kde.org> wrote:
> > On Friday 16 April 2010 05:10:25 pm Bill Hoffman wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> Adam Treat (treat at kde.org) suggested that I join this list to talk about
> >> CMake as an option for a unified cross platform build solution. My name
> >> is Bill Hoffman. I am the lead CMake developer. My company Kitware
> >> created and supports CMake. I think CMake would have a lot to offer the
> >> WebKit developers.
> >> If you are not familiar with CMake, I did a google tech talk in December
> >> which can be found here:
> >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ut9o4OdSC0&feature=youtube_gdata
> >> Another article about how KDE switched to CMake can be found here:
> >> "Why the KDE project switched to CMake -- and how"
> >> http://lwn.net/Articles/188693/
> >> If you are interested in moving to CMake, I would be interested in
> >> helping. If you have any questions about CMake, fire away!
> >> Thanks.
> >> -Bill
> > I asked Bill to introduce himself here because I think CMake represents
> > the best hope for WebKit to find a way out of the current build system
> > proliferation we are experiencing. Of the meta-buildsystems in
> > existence I think CMake is by far the most powerful and mature. CMake
> > is by far the most widespread and supported. It is already used
> > successfully by Open Source projects of a comparable scope to WebKit and
> > with similar cross-platform needs: LLVM, KDE, Boost.
> > I know that WebKit already has GYP and QMake meta-buildsystems, but to my
> > knowledge both are inferior to CMake. In fact, I do not think CMake is
> > lacking in any important way to the features of GYP.
> > What's more, the WebKit project has already had a CMake based
> > buildsystem. This is what the 'Unity' nascent QtWebkit port used
> > originally. I think we should re-introduce it and seriously consider
> > using CMake as a cross-platform solution to our build system
> > proliferation issues.
> > I highly encourage you all to view the google tech talk above as it gives
> > a great introduction to CMake.
> > Cheers,
> > Adam
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