[webkit-dev] CMake vs. Apple's build farm

Darin Adler darin at apple.com
Wed Apr 21 11:24:26 PDT 2010

On Apr 21, 2010, at 9:45 AM, Adam Treat wrote:

> Can someone from Apple comment on whether it is possible to include the sources to CMake and then the CMake could bootstrap itself with only dependency on the compiler? This would seem an acceptable solution, no?

Hard to comment on something that’s hypothetical, but given the high level description, it’s not impossible.

Part of this depends on the license for CMake.

And it will be a lot of work for someone at Apple. The platforms where this sort of thing is most difficult are older ones where WebKit is built with old versions of development tools. Even small changes to the build system create challenges for my team here at Apple. We do our best to hide this complexity and prevent it from directly affecting the others working on WebKit.

    -- Darin

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