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RE: [xougen] Weigelts new build system

From: David Ross
Subject: RE: [xougen] Weigelts new build system
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 22:31:16 -0700

Hey all,

Perhaps we could make/modify the imake build system to more auto


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>  On Behalf Of Jonathan Walther
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> To: General discussion about the Xouvert X server
> Subject: Re: [xougen] Weigelts new build system
> Weigelt, your system sounds interesting.
> Can you explain quickly and simply, how does it let you add 
> support for different build environments on different system? 
>  How does it help you modify the header files and source 
> files appropriately, depending on which system it is destined 
> for?  How does it allow us to cross-compile the code quickly 
> and easily so we can compile the code for old Sun 
> Sparcstations on our snazzy Athlon64's?
> From what I've read of the O'Reilly imake book so far, imake 
> is centered around making the build system portable.
> GNU automake and autoconf seem to try to make both the source 
> code and the build system portable together.
> imake doesn't seem to have a feature to auto-detect what 
> system it is on, while autoconf and automake do have this.
> How does your scheme detect what system it is on, and how do 
> you tell it how to compile programs on a particular system?
> As a front end interface to programs like imake and the 
> autotool suite, your build system would be very nice.
> By the way, your autodep feature is neat, but the 
> "makedepend" program already automates that.
> Jonathan
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