[webkit-dev] Buildsystem cleanup

Tim Horton timothy_horton at apple.com
Mon Apr 8 16:05:11 PDT 2013

On Apr 8, 2013, at 3:44 PM, Patrick Gansterer <paroga at paroga.com> wrote:

>> I wasn’t aware that the build worked without a VS2010 pThreads build. I was running into issues because of the pThreads dll having embedded manifest problems earlier. Did you do anything special to circumvent that issue?
> I committed many patches to get rid of pthread as a whole on Windows in the past. Maybe I use a special flag which disables the "remaining" pthread calls on Windows.
>> It won’t take much to switch it over but the problem was originally that I couldn’t get it to build without a newer compile of the pthreads library. Thus we were waiting for the pthreads folks to release a newer pthreads dll before doing the switch over.
> Why not just remove the remaining pthread calls on Windows (if there are) and disable USE(PTHREADS)? I'm willing to do the work here too, to get rid of pthreads on Windows.

Regardless of the cmake issue, ^^ this seems like a valid and useful project.

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