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Re: GUB newbie question

From: Jacques Menu
Subject: Re: GUB newbie question
Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2019 23:39:21 +0100

What is is exactly that fails when building LilyPond on those various OSes? 
Dependencies of some kind, or basic compilation problems of Lily’s code base?


> Le 26 déc. 2019 à 16:49, Marco Atzeri <address@hidden> a écrit :
> Am 26.12.2019 um 16:36 schrieb Carl Sorensen:
>> On 12/26/19, 6:10 AM, "lilypond-devel on behalf of Muzhic" 
>> <lilypond-devel-bounces+c_sorensen=address@hidden on behalf of 
>> address@hidden> wrote:
>>     Hello folks,
>>          If a C++ compiler, flex, bison and Guile are installed on Windows 
>> or Mac OS X, what prevents LilyPond from being built — in other words, why 
>> is GUB needed?
>> GUB was created because having a user create an appropriate build system on 
>> any given platform was a lot of work, and the building depended strongly 
>> enough on individual versions of the installed software that it was 
>> difficult to give advice to people on how to build on their system.
>> For a few years I tried building lilypond on Cygwin, but then it became 
>> unmaintainable, so I moved to Linux.  With different versions of Linux, that 
>> even became difficult, so I moved to a VM and LilyDev (which has a 
>> known-good configuration in a particular Linux variation installed in a VM).
> building on cygwin is feasible. OF course slower than a build on Linux but 
> feasible with no need of any patching on latest 2.19.8x
>> Thanks,
>> Carl
> Regards
> Marco

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