[Buildroot] [RFC v1 2/2] libdrm: change to meson build system
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Tue Jul 17 19:14:30 UTC 2018
On Mon, 16 Jul 2018 05:59:43 +0200, Bernd Kuhls <bernd.kuhls at t-online.de> wrote:
> Am Fri, 13 Jul 2018 22:58:01 +0200 schrieb Peter Seiderer:
> > --- a/package/libdrm/libdrm.mk
> > +++ b/package/libdrm/libdrm.mk
> > -$(eval $(autotools-package))
> > +$(eval $(meson-package))
> Hi Peter,
> last year I sent a patch to switch libpng from autotools to cmake:
> The patch was rejected by Yann
> > If upstream has changed, or there is a *compelling* reason to switch,
> > then so be it. In this case, the commit log *must* explain the rationale
> > for switching.
> > But switching for the sake of switching is a big no-no from me.
> and Thomas
> > I agree that there needs to be an explanation for the switch. Is
> > upstream moving to CMake, and getting rid of autotools support in the
> > future ? Other reason ?
> From the current discussion of your RFC I am unable to see the
> "*compelling* reason" for using meson. Instead the mess around python2/
> python3 imho does not justify the few seconds libdrm itself will build
> faster, so NACK.
....thats one of the reasons I send the patch set as RFC ;-), but the
long term hope would be that the conversion of enough packages will
give more time saving than the additonal python/python3/meson/ninja
Converting libdrm was by random choice (I knew it has meson build
enabled and the options where simple enough)...
libinput is one of the packages which switched exclusivly to meson (since 1.9.x)
and GStreamer folks are pushing the conversion to meson to gain
VisualStudio compiles on Windows (and because of the build-time saving)...
> Regards, Bernd
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