[webkit-dev] Towards a unified build system

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Tue Mar 1 09:33:59 PST 2011

On Mar 1, 2011, at 5:18 AM, Adam Roben wrote:

> Reducing the number of build systems is a face-meltingly worthy goal. I have one small question:
> On Mar 1, 2011, at 4:21 AM, Adam Barth wrote:
>> 3) Remove the xcodeproj files from svn.webkit.org and integrate the
>> generation of xcodeproj files with the WebKit build / update scripts.
>> At this point, contributors will notice that something has changed
>> because there'll be one less build system to worry about keeping up to
>> date!
> Won't contributors who don't use update-webkit/build-webkit also notice something has changed, because they will no longer have any project files? (I ask this as a contributor who doesn't use update-webkit/build-webkit.)

Another consequence of step 3 is it would break submissions to Apple's central build system, since those pull from the repository with vanilla SVN and do not run special scripts afterwards.


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