[webkit-dev] Help with review of EFL CMake patches?

Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri barbieri at profusion.mobi
Mon May 3 11:37:22 PDT 2010

Hi all,

As some of you know, the EFL port is almost all merged, we just lack a
build system in SVN by now. We initially started with automake,
sharing with GTK, but it was quite slow and the Gtk guys had the
willing to get it clean before any changes were made, in order to
avoid it to get worse. We did an initial cleanup, but then we figured
out CMake would be a better option.

By the time we were almost done with CMake build system, this mail
list started discussing build systems and CMake was one of the
considered options, making us quite happy at the time.

We got the system done, but then people just started to move files in
SVN making our lives quite hard these last weeks. Fortunately things
are calm now and the system compiles quite well. We did the patches
splitting the common and EFL specific parts, so people may add new
ports with minimum effort. Of course as more systems are added, we
should rearrange things that we overlooked at first, but that should
be easy.

What we need know is someone to review
https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=37945 and land it to SVN.

Note that we're trying to get EFL to build with SVN, not to build the
most perfect CMake build system ever. So let's be reasonable with
comments and suggestions, particularly those to make it "generic" as
we consider that these should come when people start moving their
ports to CMake. We surely can help with such tasks, we have a
partially working GTK port that we may finish one day and suggest to
webkit-gtk the move to it.


Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri
http://profusion.mobi embedded systems
MSN: barbieri at gmail.com
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