[Ffmpeg-devel] The "Intermingled Mess" issue.

Michel Bardiaux mbardiaux
Mon Sep 19 15:03:59 CEST 2005

Christian Iversen wrote:
> On Monday 19 September 2005 14:44, Michel Bardiaux wrote:
>>Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>>On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 01:53:57PM +0200, Christian Iversen wrote:
>>>>On Monday 19 September 2005 13:45, Luca Barbato wrote:
>>>>>Christian Iversen wrote:
>>>>>>Just my 5c, but wouldn't something like "make menuconfig" from the
>>>>>>Linux kernel be the perfect way to configure ffmpeg? For instance,
>>>>>>MP3_DECODER could depend on COMMON_MPEG_ROUTINES which could pull in
>>>>>>SOME_IDCT_ROUTINE, etc. All this would happen automatically, and the
>>>>>>user would have no problem configuring this library.
>>>>>>This is just a loose idea, of course - any comments?
>>>>>kbuild is relatively easy to use, offers large benefits but is a bit
>>>>>strange, but isn't as weird as autotools, scons and imake
>>>>>Given would be quite easy make the current configure output a .config
>>>>>that kbuild can use (making the transition painless).
>>>>Then what are the developers waiting for?
>>>Easy: your patch.
>>Something is not clear to me. Would kbuild be a *mandated* tool?
> Well, I'm sure someone could write a small script to translate --enable-foo 
> and --disable-bar into the corresponding HAS_XYZ defines. It's not like 
> kbuild adds a dependency on an executable :)
Let me rephrase then. Does kbuild work under Mingw? Under Cygwin? On 
OSX? Solaris? IRIX? whateverBSD?

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