[webkit-dev] Towards a unified build system

Jeremy Orlow jorlow at chromium.org
Tue Mar 1 14:08:06 PST 2011

On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 1:59 PM, David Levin <levin at google.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 1:13 PM, Jeremy Orlow <jorlow at chromium.org> wrote:
> > We could quickly find ourselves in the position of generating build files
> > for many different ports every time we submit patches, which could add
> > several minutes to the submit process
> The alternative is to get everyone to spend this time :). (Seems
> better to submit them with the change from this perspective.)


>  > (which is even worse if you lose a
> > race with another committer and have to update/rebase and try again).
> I did a log (git whatchanged --diff-filter=AD --pretty=oneline
> --abbrev-commit) and it appeared that there were about ~4 check-ins
> per day that added or deleted files, so this race wouldn't be hit very
> often.

Good point.  I was just thinking in terms of the times I get a ChangeLog
conflict, but we should hit a conflict on build files much less often.
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