Re: build systems
- From: Christian Kirbach <christian kirbach googlemail com>
- To: "Olav Vitters" <olav bkor dhs org>, "Ali Sabil" <ali sabil gmail com>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: build systems
- Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 15:05:47 +0100
On Sat, 10 Nov 2007 00:32:19 +0100, Olav Vitters <olav bkor dhs org> wrote:
At one point someone has to do the grunt work of switching every module
to the new build system (+ ensuring it is possible). I don't believe
most maintainers will do this (even if it is 10x better, maintainable,
etc). From what I read, this is how the KDE switch was mostly done (a
few interested people who did stuff).
This sounds like a perfect GnomeGoal to me, given the condition that the
is not too difficult to accomplish. I.e. it should at least partially be
new and intermediate level Gnome contributors.
I'd like to use this opportunity to ask people to really consider a new
system; autotools are painful slow, I can see this occasionally on my old
machine when I use it. And up to this day I lack a complete overall
of how all those tools work.
I don't know waf yet, but I intend to scrutinise it in the near future.
Christian Kirbach googlemail com
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