GN is a meta-build system that generates build files for Ninja.
git clone https://gn.googlesource.com/gn cd gn python build/gen.py ninja -C out
On Windows, it is expected that
lib.exe can be found in
PATH, so you'll want to run from a Visual Studio command prompt, or similar.
On Linux and Mac, the default compiler is
clang++, a recent version is expected to be found in
PATH. This can be overridden by setting
GN uses Gerrit for code review. The short version of how to patch is:
... edit code ... ninja -C out && out/gn_unittests
Then, to upload a change for review:
git commit git push origin HEAD:refs/for/master # This uploads for review.
When revising a change, use:
git commit --amend git push origin HEAD:refs/for/master
which will add the new changes to the existing code review, rather than creating a new one.
We ask that all contributors sign Google's Contributor License Agreement (either individual or corporate as appropriate, select ‘any other Google project’).
You may ask questions and follow along w/ GN‘s development on Chromium’s gn-dev@ Google Group.