[webkit-dev] Renaming directories

Mark Rowe mrowe at apple.com
Wed Dec 22 10:27:48 PST 2010

On 2010-12-22, at 10:19, Adam Barth wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 9:37 AM, Kenneth Russell <kbr at google.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 11:40 PM, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 11:30 PM, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:
>>>> On Dec 21, 2010, at 11:20 PM, Adam Barth wrote:
>>>>> Looking through my working copy, there are a couple of things that aren't obvious to me where they would go in this structure: WebKitBuild and WebKitLibraries. Maybe these would become Build and Libraries as top-level directories?
>>>> WebKitBuild is a builds and intermediates directory for Xcode, specific to Mac. It’s set up by the WebKit project build scripts for people who don’t have Xcode set to use a particular build directory, because the WebKit projects need to build into a single build directory. I don’t have one of those on my computer because I do have WebKit set to use a single builds and intermediates directory (in my case ~/Build). I don’t know the right answer for what to do about this. We just need a sensible default for people building on Mac. Maybe calling it just Build and leaving it at the top level would be fine.
>>>> WebKitLibraries contains libraries and header files needed to build WebKit on Mac and Windows. The name Libraries would be OK for those things; I’m not sure it’s optimal.
>>> What about ANGLE?  My understanding is that ANGLE is third-party code
>>> that we have checked into the tree but that we're not supposed to
>>> modify.  Should that go in Sources or in Libraries?  In Chrome,
>>> similar things are placed in a ThirdParty directory to remind folks
>>> not to modify them.
>> Since ANGLE was first checked in to WebKit, a WebCore/thirdparty
>> directory was added. It would make most sense to move ANGLE into it.
> That sounds worth doing independently of whether we do the rest of the
> re-organization.  Would you be willing to move the directory, or would
> you prefer I move it?

Moving ANGLE inside WebCore seems backwards.  ANGLE is not part of WebCore, it's a dependency of WebCore.  If we want to introduce a directory for third-party libraries then I think that's reasonable.  However, I don't think such a directory should live inside WebCore.

- Mark

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