[webkit-dev] CMake as a build system?

Marc-Antoine Ruel maruel at chromium.org
Fri Apr 16 19:10:43 PDT 2010

2010/4/16 Marc-Antoine Ruel <maruel at chromium.org>

> Thanks Nico for digging up the archive.
> As I said in the other thread, the people at the session mostly looked
> about reducing the number of build system, not forcing anyone to use any
> tool. If some teams wants to switch to CMake, prefect as long as the number
> of build tool reduces. Nobody seemed willing to switch to qtmake. Nobody at
> the meeting advocated for CMake.
> I don't have first-hand experience about CMake but from I only heard midly
> negative comments. The generated xcodeproj and vcproj are far from 'native'
> and from f2f discussion, at least one llvm guy isn't happy about CMake and
> would rather move it off. The 'native' IDE feel was very high in our
> priority list, especially in XCode in fact.
> 2010/4/16 Adam Treat <treat at kde.org>
> On Friday 16 April 2010 09:58:17 pm Bill Hoffman wrote:
>> > > Also: how hard is the dependency on being "installed"? Is this a
>> solvable
>> > > problem if it turns out to be a showstopper for some folks?
>> >
>> > It has to be installed, if this is a show stopper, then it is a show
>> > stopper.
>> To be clear, it just has to be in the path, right?  Which I think could be
>> managed ;)
> I don't know if anyone really cares about the requirement of having another
> tool installed on the system or not as an hinderance, I don't mind.
> So in the end, if some team want to switch to CMake, just check-in stuff.
> :)

... and deprecate the prior build system!

> Not that my opinion counts at all.
> --
> M-A

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