[webkit-dev] Towards a unified build system

Nikolas Zimmermann zimmermann at physik.rwth-aachen.de
Tue Mar 1 11:08:13 PST 2011

Am 01.03.2011 um 18:33 schrieb Maciej Stachowiak:

> 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.
What about checking in the generated Xcodeproj? Would that be an option?


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