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Re: [RFC] QEMU as Xcode project on macOS

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [RFC] QEMU as Xcode project on macOS
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2020 17:16:21 +0200
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On 09/09/20 15:41, Thomas Huth wrote:
>> The question is, and I don't have the big picture of QEMU yet to judge that, 
>> how much is auto generated for QEMU i.e. with custom scripts that would 
>> probably destroy this plan? There are these trace calls that are auto 
>> generated, is there more like the TCG part for instance?
> Yes, I think we generate code in a couple of places, e.g. the code in
> target/s390x/ uses a "gen-features" helper to generate some code. So
> implementing a separate Xcode project that does not use the main build
> files does not sound very appealing.

More than a couple places---all of QAPI and tracing code is autogenerated.

Perhaps Meson's xcodeproj backend can be improved to support everything
that QEMU requires, I'm not sure if there are any limitations in Xcode
that prevent that.


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