[webkit-dev] Moving WTF out of JavaScriptCore

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Fri Dec 24 00:37:25 PST 2010

On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 3:32 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> On Dec 22, 2010, at 12:06 PM, Adam Barth wrote:
>> [Forking the thread]
>> On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 10:40 AM, Mark Rowe <mrowe at apple.com> wrote:
>>> On 2010-12-22, at 10:34, Adam Barth wrote:
>>>> As an aside, would creating the Sources directory make it easier to
>>>> move WTF out of JavaScriptCore?
>>> I don't think that the location of the source on disk is a big factor in
>>> WTF's presence in JavaScriptCore.
>> Oh, I thought the main involved in creating a new top-level source
>> directory was the main thing causing WTF to live inside
>> JavaScriptCore.  I know we've talked about moving it out of
>> JavaScriptCore for a while now.  Is that just a matter of someone
>> (e.g., me) doing the work or are there other limiting factors?
> If we switch to a top-level Sources directory, and on the Apple-internal side switch to submitting WebKit to the OS build using this single top-level sources directory, then it's easy to make new top-level directories without disrupting anything.

There may end up being some fancy foot-work in your submission script
to include parts of Tools.  I suspect such may already exist, at least
for submitting WebKit2 (which I suspect you're already having to do
for Lion).

> If we don't do the above, we'd have to set things up so we can submit WTF separately to the build to cope, and we'd need to make it build a static library and install private headers.
> So I think it is easier to make this change if we do the Sources/ change first.
> Regards,
> Maciej
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