[webkit-dev] build system for wince port

Adam Roben aroben at apple.com
Wed Jan 6 08:01:49 PST 2010

On Jan 6, 2010, at 5:28 AM, Patrick Roland Gansterer wrote:

> David Kilzer:
>> On Thu, December 24, 2009 at 1:51:43 AM, Patrick Roland Gansterer wrote:
>>> On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 02:53:18, Adam Barth:
>>>> I'm worried that the port will rot without an active maintainer, no
>>>> matter which build system you choose.
>>> If i choose my preferred solution, there will be many changes in the
>>> current sln/vcproj/vsprops files. Who is maintaining this files at the
>>> moment? I'd like to hear his/her opinion on this before.
>> You can use svn/git log to see who commits changes to these files.  I know
>> Apple uses them for their Windows build, but we're on break until Jan 4,
>> so please don't expect a reply until after that date.  (I don't work on
>> the Windows port much, so I don't have an opinion about your proposal.)
> Break is over and I didn't find a better working buildsystem for WincE than 
> vcproj in the meantime. :-/
> In the current trunk the vcproj files all use the Win32 defines. Because Win32 
> an WinCE have some parts in common i'd like to split the current vsprop files. 

That sounds like a good idea.

> To keep the vcproj files readable i prefer to add a second vcproj file for 
> e.g. JavaScriptCore and a solution file with this new vcproj file.

That sounds like a maintenance headache. Any new files will have to be added to both .vcproj files.

The Apple and Cairo/libCURL ports of WebKit are already sharing .vcproj files. Can WinCE share these files, too?


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