[webkit-dev] Using Visual Studio 2010 for Apple's Windows WebKit port
aroben at apple.com
Tue Feb 1 06:31:59 PST 2011
On Jan 31, 2011, at 9:04 PM, Jeremy Orlow wrote:
> How hard will the transition be? If it's going to take a lot of time and cause a lot of churn anyway, would this be a good time to try and make that port use GYP or CMake? (I assume the answer is probably no, but figured it was worth asking anyway. :-)
VS2010 includes a project conversion wizard that can convert projects from VS2005 (and presumably VS2008) format to VS2010. We've tried it previously on WebKit and it seemed to work just fine with only minor issues.
The goal of having fewer project files is a worthy one, however. Patrick Gansterer offered to code up a patch to build Apple's Windows port using the existing CMake build system, which will be very interesting to see!
> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 12:46 PM, Adam Roben <aroben at apple.com> wrote:
> On Jan 31, 2011, at 3:41 PM, Peter Kasting wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 12:30 PM, Adam Roben <aroben at apple.com> wrote:
>> Please let me (and the list) know if this change will cause you trouble, and if there's something we can do to make the transition easier.
>> This may make life hard on Chromium as right now we don't support building with VS2010. We are working on adding support (I think http://crbug.com/25628 may be the closest bug). I'm not sure what time frame that will happen in.
>> I don't think we have any plans to drop VS2005 support. If WebKit drops support it may force us to do so as well.
>> In both cases above we're not so much impacted by vcproj/sln changes (since we use GYP to construct our vcproj and sln files) as we are by code changes, e.g. code that requires VS2010 to build correctly.
> I doubt that maintaining compatibility with VS2005's compiler would be an issue. As long as there's an EWS and/or buildbot to catch problems, we should be able to work around any compiler differences. I didn't mean to imply that we'd intentionally break compilation with VS2005's compiler; all I meant was that using VS2005 to build Apple's port would no longer be supported.
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