[webkit-dev] Using Visual Studio 2010 for Apple's Windows WebKit port

Adam Roben aroben at apple.com
Mon Jan 31 12:46:10 PST 2011

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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