Re: build systems

On Sat, 2007-11-10 at 22:43 -0500, Braden McDaniel wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-11-09 at 12:27 +0100, daniel g. siegel wrote:
> [snip]
> > please understand, i dont want to bring up a "autotools is bad and it
> > should die"-thread, i just want to use my time to code and not to use
> > that time and effort on a build system.
> It is a fact of life in software development that build systems for
> nontrivial projects are themselves nontrivial. Regardless of what build
> system is in use, it is simply unrealistic to expect that you should be
> insulated from it.
> An extremely powerful feature that you get for free with automake is
> "make distcheck". The distcheck target builds a distribution, compiles
> it, runs tests ("make check"), installs it to a staging area, runs tests
> on the installed programs/libraries/whatever ("make installcheck"), and,
> if all that succeeded, declares your distribution Ready.

I coded distcheck into WAF a couple of months ago.  It wasn't even a
difficult task...


Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro
<gjc inescporto pt> <gustavo users sourceforge net>
"The universe is always one step beyond logic" -- Frank Herbert

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