[webkit-dev] More thoughts on cleaning up the root directory
mjs at apple.com
Mon Dec 27 19:13:23 PST 2010
On Dec 27, 2010, at 12:04 AM, Adam Barth wrote:
> Here's a snapshot of my current thinking on where the files and
> folders currently in the top-level directory might go.
> There are a bunch of build-system related files that are currently in
> the root. I'm not sure whether we should leave them in there or move
> them into Sources somewhere. I'm tempted to put them into Sources so
> that Sources is self-contained package of all the stuff you need to
> build WebKit. That said, having a top-level Makefile that kicks off
> the whole process also seems reasonable.
> PageLoad/ (was PageLoadTests)
> HTMLParser/ (was WebCore/benchmarks/parser)
> RegressionTests/ (was LayoutTests)
> manual/ (was WebCore/manual-tests)
I would suggest putting manual/ under a separate directory, to reduce potential confusion from having content in there that is not run automated.
> Platform/ (was WebCore/platform)
> + Contents WebKitLibraries
> == UNSURE ==
I think it would be fine to leave any build files at top level that are necessary to build any given port with a conventional build command at top level. Otherwise move to subdirectories. I don't know which ones this is true for.
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