[Buildroot] Tentative conclusion on the libtool work

Lionel Landwerlin llandwerlin at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 16:34:05 UTC 2010

On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 4:57 PM, Thomas Petazzoni
<thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Sep 2010 22:36:52 +0200
> Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:
>> In my opinion, we should settle on a solution before mid-october, in
>> order to merge it before the end of october and give us enough time
>> for testing before the release at the end of november. Considering
>> how much time Martin and Lionel have dedicated to this issue, I think
>> that their respective work deserve some attention.
> >From the various comments on this list and discussions on IRC, it seems
> that the consensus is that :
>  *) We should merge Martin Banky's work, as it keeps the existing
>    known-working approach and just extends it to support packages that
>    have used libtool 2.2 to generate their libtool script.
>    Peter, if you're ok, I can give some build tests to Martin's work
>    and send you a pull request for it.
>  *) We should upgrade our own libtool package to libtool 2.2, so that
>    packages such as libgtk2 that needs to be autoreconf'ed *and* need
>    libtool >= 2.2 can actually be autoreconf'ed.
>    Lionel, would you mind preparing such a patch set ?
> Do we agree on this solution ?

Yep, agree. I will send it tonight.

> Ideally, it'd be nice to merge it within the next few weeks, at least
> before the end of October, so that we can bump libgtk2 and have all
> this in 2010.11.
> Regards,
> Thomas
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