[webkit-dev] DerivedSources.make: Another try?

Patrick Gansterer paroga at paroga.com
Sun Mar 16 08:18:38 PDT 2014

On 16.03.2014, at 16:10, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:
> On Mar 16, 2014, at 3:01 AM, Patrick Gansterer <paroga at paroga.com> wrote:
>> a) Invoke make on DerivedSources.make and add a lot of custom target for that to CMake
> I’d like to see what this would look like before deciding it’s a bad idea.

In the easiest case it's a simple add_custom_command() in CMake for every "make <target>" call. 

> I don’t know what “a lot of custom targets” means and I’d like to see what that would be like; we should simply invoke make unconditionally on DerivedSources.make before doing the rest of CMake.

This will remove all benefits CMake provides over simple make (platform abstraction, better dependency tracking, ...). For sure it's doable, but I'm not a big fan of kicking out CMake in favor of simple make.

So once again the question: What are the blockers (beside that someone has to do the work) for migrating the remaining build systems to CMake?


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