[webkit-dev] EFL port?

Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri barbieri at profusion.mobi
Wed Feb 15 07:18:12 PST 2017

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 12:48 PM, Konstantin Tokarev <annulen at yandex.ru> wrote:
> 15.02.2017, 17:18, "Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri" <barbieri at profusion.mobi>:
>> On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 3:19 AM, Gyuyoung Kim <gyuyoung.kim at webkit.org> wrote:
>>>  Hi,
>>>  If there is no other active maintainer for EFL port, unfortunately I have to
>>>  agree to drop EFL port in mainline
>>>  because EFL port should not be an obstacle. I will maintain WebKitEFL like
>>>  the QT port in
>>>  https://github.com/Gyuyoung/ewebkit and http://www.ewebkit.org.
>> Okay, we can continue based on that.
>> Just a small observation for your fork is to avoid releases to remove
>> non-EFL port files like was done for 1.18, instead keep just our
>> patchset on top and if you want to produce smaller archives just use
>> git-archive ignore files (which can be in the git repo)... likely good
>> to produce smaller downloads without layouttests and the likes.
> There is small but very useful script, Tools/gtk/make-dist.py. It allows to remove
> unwanted files by using patterns, listed in manifests file (like Tools/gtk/manifest.txt.in)
> For Qt port I use this script both to make release tarballs and for snapshots repo [1].
> This allows me to have full-fledged main repo with all tests and sources, and users
> can clone small snapshots repo to get latest updates.
> [1] https://github.com/annulen/qtwebkit-snapshots

well, cpack could do that kind of stuff, no? I recall the first port
of cmake used that.

I'm not sure why Gyuyoung did that approach, likely to get the
tarballs-from-git-tags feature of github in a lightweight mode... then
using git-archive features may do (it's kinda of simple to blacklist
tests stuff and slim the tarball to 50mb or so)

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