[webkit-dev] CMake as a build system?

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Fri Apr 16 15:35:09 PDT 2010

On Apr 16, 2010, at 3:25 PM, Adam Treat wrote:

> On Friday 16 April 2010 06:21:39 pm Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> On Apr 16, 2010, at 2:45 PM, Adam Treat wrote:
>>> 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:
>>> http://trac.webkit.org/log/trunk/CMakeLists.txt?rev=17853
>> Can CMake generate native Xcode and Visual Studio project files?  
>> There
>> are some people who consider it important to be able to edit, build
>> and debug in the IDE.
>> Can it handle generated sources well?
> It was designed to do precisely that :)  Bill can speak to this, but  
> the
> google tech talk gives a great overview.

I'm curious if the Chromium folks who created Gyp had any specific  
reason that they ruled out CMake as an option. (I have heard that it  
was considered and rejected.)


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