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

Jeremy Orlow jorlow at chromium.org
Mon Jan 31 18:04:17 PST 2011

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. :-)


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.
> -Adam
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