[webkit-gtk] CMake for WebKitGTK+

Žan Doberšek zandobersek at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 10:37:28 PDT 2014

The 2.4 branch was created well before the CMake build for the GTK port
became even remotely usable. Because of that the 2.4 branch uses solely the
Autotools build system.

In contrast, the first 2.5 release will obviously already use the CMake
build, so there unfortuantely won't be any releases that would contain
support for both build systems.

I'll be setting up support for the Wayland target in near future. I hope
you'll be able to benefit from that work as well, and that the remaining
issues will be easy to iron out. Patches welcome.


On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 3:18 AM, Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia <
jeremyhu at macports.org> wrote:

> On Mar 25, 2014, at 10:52, Martin Robinson <mrobinson at webkit.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM, Martin Robinson <mrobinson at webkit.org>
> wrote:
> >> For a time, I kindly request that authors writing GTK+-specific
> >> patches consider both the autotools and CMake GTK+ builds in their
> >> patches. Hopefully within the next couple months, we can announce the
> >> complete removal of the autotools build. I'd like to apologize ahead
> >> of time for the inconvenience, as we iron out the final bugs. With
> >> luck, the future will be much simpler and smoother for everyone.
> >
> > After internal discussions, we decided to accelerate the removal of
> > the autotools build. I have just removed it [1]. WebKit now has three
> > build systems, which means we have shed five build systems in a little
> > over a year.
> >
> > 1. http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/166239
> Eeek.  I'm sorry I missed this email on 3/5, but I suspect this will not
> "just work" with darwin/gtk/quartz and darwin/gtk/x11 =/
> I don't see anything cmake related in 2.4.0.  Am I missing something
> there?  It would really be useful to packagers like myself to have a
> release containing both build systems prior to its removal to iron out
> issues, compare builds, and and have a fallback in the interim.
> --Jeremy
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