[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: kde moves to scons. The future of autotools?

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: kde moves to scons. The future of autotools?
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 12:45:08 -0500 (CDT)

On Fri, 16 Sep 2005, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

On Wed, 2005-09-14 at 13:52 -0500, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
On Wed, 14 Sep 2005, Peter Volkov Alexandrovich wrote:

The aim of scons is to replace gnu build system, but what are the weak
sides of gnu build system?
So far, scons is an exotic niche amongst other tools with almost no
relevant history.

This is a huge factor which should be carefully considered. Anything related to portability has a value which is measured based on actual experience.

Exactly. No matter which solutions people might come up with, they will
have to prove sustainability.

No matter how imperfect current autotools are, I haven't seen any tool
yet that comes close to the autotools ;)

It is not difficult to imagine that someone can invent something which is much slicker than autotools but package maintainers need to consider if they want their projects to be 'alpha' test-beds for unproven packages since the burden is on the package maintainer to make them work.

GNU autotools includes input from many thousands of users over many years.

Bob Friesenhahn
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]