[webkit-dev] Should WebKit require SQLite?

Benjamin Poulain benjamin at webkit.org
Sat Dec 3 13:01:45 PST 2011

On Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 10:47 AM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
> It seems undesirable to increase the number of dependencies since being able
> to port easily is one of the strengths of WebKit. On the other hand,
> reducing the number of flags will certainly reduce the build system
> complexity for people who are already shipping with SQLite.
> Do we want to require SQLite to port WebKit for the sake to reducing the
> complexity for major ports?

Platforms without SQLite are uncommon. Shouldn't we wait until that
become a problem before creating a solution? Maybe the cost of porting
SQLite to the platform will be lower than the cost of us maintaining
more flags.


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