[webkit-dev] Build system update
abarth at webkit.org
Wed Mar 23 12:29:23 PDT 2011
On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Mark Rowe <mrowe at apple.com> wrote:
> On 2011-03-23, at 12:17, Adam Barth wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 11:38 AM, Mark Rowe <mrowe at apple.com> wrote:
>>> On 2011-03-23, at 03:33, Adam Barth wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 12:22 AM, Mark Rowe <mrowe at apple.com> wrote:
>>>>> On 2011-03-22, at 23:50, Adam Barth wrote:
>>>>>> On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 8:14 PM, Mark Rowe <mrowe at apple.com> wrote:
>>>>>> In any case, I'm glad we've found a technically feasible solution.
>>>>> We've had at least one technically feasible solution from day zip: check in the generated project files.
>>>> From my perspective, approach (2) is more desirable than checking in
>>>> generated project files because approach (2) encapsulates
>>>> Apple-internal build process to Apple folks, more specifically to the
>>>> Apple folks who interact with the Apple-internal build system.
>>>> Checking in generated project files, on the other hand, imposes a
>>>> maintenance burden on all WebKit contributors.
>>> The maintenance burden you mention is minuscule in comparison to the existing requirement of updating umpteen different build systems, including the impossible-to-hand-edit Xcode project files. This is particularly true when we're still going to be updating umpteen minus one build systems for the foreseeable future. If the Xcode project files were the only remaining project files then I'd certainly take this argument more seriously.
>> Yes, unifying all our various build systems is a long journey and this
>> is just the first step.
> I'm glad that we agree that checking in the generated project files would create only a minuscule burden.
I'm afraid you've misunderstood me. I do not agree with that statement.
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