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Re: [xougen] Build System

From: Erik Harrison
Subject: Re: [xougen] Build System
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2003 21:22:15 -0800 (PST)

I don't think replacing imake is an option, at least in the foreseeable 
future. Sure, building X is something of a mess, but it builds. It's not
 much of an itch to scratch, ya know?


--- Amardeep Singh <address@hidden> wrote:
ext Alan Cox wrote:

> On Sul, 2003-12-07 at 14:26, Herbert Snorrason wrote:
>>My personal votes would be: Jam, own, autotools. In that order. What do 
>>others say?
> Imake is very powerful, very portable and you'd spend years before you
> got a system as effective IMHO. The problem isn't that Imake sucks, or
> the X build system sucks its the giant spaghetti of configuration option
> magic and layers of option computing stuff it has.
> Replace the Imake macro configuration hell with something sane that
> builds confgurations I can see being very productive

also have a look at scons http://scons.sourceforge.net/ . As a build 
system, it is very powerful and capable.

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