[webkit-dev] Moving WTF out of JavaScriptCore

Mark Rowe mrowe at apple.com
Wed Feb 9 13:30:31 PST 2011

On 2011-02-09, at 13:06, Adam Barth wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 1:32 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
>> On Dec 22, 2010, at 12:06 PM, Adam Barth wrote:
>>> On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 10:40 AM, Mark Rowe <mrowe at apple.com> wrote:
>>>> On 2010-12-22, at 10:34, Adam Barth wrote:
>>>>> As an aside, would creating the Sources directory make it easier to
>>>>> move WTF out of JavaScriptCore?
>>>> I don't think that the location of the source on disk is a big factor in
>>>> WTF's presence in JavaScriptCore.
>>> Oh, I thought the main involved in creating a new top-level source
>>> directory was the main thing causing WTF to live inside
>>> JavaScriptCore.  I know we've talked about moving it out of
>>> JavaScriptCore for a while now.  Is that just a matter of someone
>>> (e.g., me) doing the work or are there other limiting factors?
>> If we switch to a top-level Sources directory, and on the Apple-internal side switch to submitting WebKit to the OS build using this single top-level sources directory, then it's easy to make new top-level directories without disrupting anything.
>> If we don't do the above, we'd have to set things up so we can submit WTF separately to the build to cope, and we'd need to make it build a static library and install private headers.
>> So I think it is easier to make this change if we do the Sources/ change first.
> Now that we've moved all the source code into Source, I'd like to try
> moving WTF out of JavaScriptCore.  Is there anything on the
> Apple-internal side that needs to happen first?

Maciej's response above mentions that we need to make some internal process changes before it's easy to add new top-level projects without disrupting things.  Unless there's some urgent reason to move WTF I'd prefer that you hold off on doing this.

- Mark

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