Re: Proposal for Gnome Goal (was Re: Switching from Autotools to CMake for core evolution products)

On Mon, 2016-10-10 at 10:49 +0200, Sebastian Geiger (Lanoxx) wrote:
On 05/10/16 15:39, Michael Biebl wrote:

As much as I hate autotools and its arcane syntax, it does bring
uniformity and consistency.
Atm I'm counting waf (for some non-core modules), autotools, cmake
some are discussing to use meson/ninja.

So while I'm not tied to autotools, I would hate to see if every
modules maintainer chooses his/her own build system of choice. This
makes it really cumbersome as downstream/integrator.
Maybe it would make sense to introduce an official Gnome Goal that 
encourages every module maintainer to switch over to

Can anybody give me pointers on how to handle our help docs in Meson?
We have autotools magic that just takes care of translations and proper
install locations:

I notice that Evolution's CMake transition includes its own build logic
for the help:

It would be a shame to go back to the days of everybody writing their
build rules for help. I don't mind carrying build utilities for Meson
or CMake in yelp-tools, if that's feasible. Or if build rules can just
get upstreamed to Meson so we don't need outside utilities, that's cool
too. Just let me know what needs to be done.


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