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Re: Abysmal state of GTK build

From: Visuwesh
Subject: Re: Abysmal state of GTK build
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2022 18:30:40 +0530
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[புதன் ஆகஸ்ட் 24, 2022] Andrea Corallo wrote:

> Óscar Fuentes <ofv@wanadoo.es> writes:
>> Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org> writes:
>>> I wonder whether anybody has looked into switching to a different build
>>> system?
>> Long time ago I volunteered to create a CMake-based build system and
>> even experimented a bit to the point of dumping emacs. Almost all of the
>> work consisted on implementing the platform checks.
>> CMake has the advantage of supporting multiple "backends" for the build
>> phase, and `ninja' provides a significant speed-up over `make' on large
>> projects.
> Using ninja would translate into an hard dependency on python and I
> don't think this is acceptable.  Also I'm not really sure ninja is
> faster than make.

FWIW, there is a C implementation of ninja called samurai:

There is also a C implantation of meson called muon:

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