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

Adam Treat treat at kde.org
Wed Apr 21 11:57:00 PDT 2010

CMake is BSD style license so I don't think that is a problem.  I understand 
that a lot of this is hypothetical and the last thing we want is to make life 
more difficult for our developers.  I'm just trying to understand up front 
whether or not there are legitimate show stoppers before people go through a 
lot of effort trying to convert Apple's Windows port to a CMake build for demo.


On Wednesday 21 April 2010 02:24:26 pm Darin Adler wrote:
> 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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