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

Patrick Roland Gansterer paroga at paroga.com
Mon May 3 13:21:57 PDT 2010


the file from Gustavo are mainly for the EFL port. It's not a general
buildsystem and some parts are not real "CMake style" in the moment.
I did some "cleanup" for the JavaScriptCore files already, but for the
WebCore and WebKit parts it is a bigger task.

As I already wrote at [1] I will help creating a general, not EFL
specific, CMake buildsystem, but I didn't get any responses until now.

- Patrick

[1] https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2010-April/012599.html

On Mon, 3 May 2010 15:23:11 -0400, Adam Treat <treat at kde.org> wrote:
> Bill, could you look over these CMake files and give it an informal
> On Monday 03 May 2010 02:37:22 pm Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri wrote:
>> 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.
>> BR,

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