Bug 109484 - Rename Visual Studio solution folders to avoid conflicts with project names
Summary: Rename Visual Studio solution folders to avoid conflicts with project names
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WebKit Misc. (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: PC Windows 7
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Brent Fulgham
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-02-11 13:42 PST by Brent Fulgham
Modified: 2013-02-11 13:50 PST (History)
3 users (show)

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Patch (3.65 KB, patch)
2013-02-11 13:44 PST, Brent Fulgham
thorton: review+
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Description Brent Fulgham 2013-02-11 13:42:24 PST
The 'Express' edition of Visual Studio is not able to use the new VS2010 projects to build WebKit because they do not support "Solution Folders".

This would not be a problem, except that the "Solution Folders" share the same name as projects in the solution. In an apparent bug, Visual Studio prevents both the "Solution Folder" and the like-named Project from loading, rendering the solution unbuildable. I.e., the "WTF" Solution Folder prevents the "WTF" project from being loaded, etc.

To avoid this problem, I propose renaming the "Solution Folder" entities to be distinct from the underlying projects. For example, we should rename the "WTF" Solution Folder to "WTF Projects", so that it does not conflict with the underlying WTF project.
Comment 1 Brent Fulgham 2013-02-11 13:44:48 PST
Created attachment 187659 [details]
Comment 2 Tim Horton 2013-02-11 13:46:15 PST
Comment on attachment 187659 [details]

Comment 3 Brent Fulgham 2013-02-11 13:50:10 PST
Committed r142511: <http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/142511>