Bug 57037 - Ideally project generation would not have to happen at sync time.
Summary: Ideally project generation would not have to happen at sync time.
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Tools / Tests (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: All All
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
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Blocks: 55018
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Reported: 2011-03-24 10:52 PDT by David Levin
Modified: 2013-04-08 11:01 PDT (History)
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Description David Levin 2011-03-24 10:52:16 PDT
0. Ideally one could use widely used tools to sync and build webkit. (This requirement is simply about making things simple and reliable.)
1. I would like to be able to switch branches in git and be able to build.
2. I would not like my sync time to increase dramatically. (Based on various measurements, gyp generation may add between 5% to 40% overhead to a sync -- although the gyp generation time is consistent, the sync time varies)
3. I have a concern that having gyp generation happen on a developers machine after sync'ing may not work due to a slightly different machine configuration or a badly tested change in the gyp generation tool, etc. 

Now there is a concern that one could do a gyp change and not check in the generated files but we could have a test that runs to verify that the checked in version matches the generated version.