[Ffmpeg-devel] build systems

Måns Rullgård mru
Tue Sep 20 17:21:53 CEST 2005

Mike Melanson said:
> Attila Kinali wrote:
>> On Tue, 20 Sep 2005 14:14:03 +0200
>> Sam Hocevar <sam at zoy.org> wrote:
>>>>The VLC build system is based on kbuild i think.
>>>   To be more precise, there was an attempt at using kbuild in parallel
>>>of our autotools build system. It now seems to be rotting in the attic
>>>because no one maintains it. So far I haven't seen anything that could
>>>replace up to date autotools for our extensive use of their various
>>>features. Not that I wouldn't be glad to get rid of most of the bloat,
>>>but at least it works.
>> Just a little side question.
>> Everyone either complains that autotools are bloat and complicated
>> or that there is no alternative. And most project i know sofar
>> are either using autotools (vast majority) and fight with its
>> problems, use a self build system (MPlayer, kbuild etc) or
>> none at all (edit the Makefile by hand).
>> Is there really nothing around that would replace autotools
>> if they are so "bad" ? Then why hasn't anyone written
>> a replacement yet?
>> And last but not least, what are the major features taht
>> someone would need from such a configure system ?
>> Resp. why is auto* so bad?
> 	The autotools suite is absolutely awesome! ... as long as someone else
> besides me is in charge of maintaining the configuration. :)

Will this someone else also wait while the configure script runs, so I don't
have to?  And provide disk space for the script and makefiles?

M?ns Rullg?rd
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