[webkit-dev] Towards a unified build system

Dirk Pranke dpranke at chromium.org
Tue Mar 1 11:02:09 PST 2011

On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 9:33 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> 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.

Can that be changed? It would seem like a really unfortunate barrier
to conversion. Alternatively, I suppose, we could just check in the
derived files for some ports; it wouldn't be any worse than what we
have now.

-- Dirk

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