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Re: [RFC] Moving to Guile 2.2 and away from GUB

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [RFC] Moving to Guile 2.2 and away from GUB
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2021 13:54:45 +0100
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Jonas Hahnfeld via Discussions on LilyPond development
<> writes:

> Am Samstag, dem 27.11.2021 um 12:43 +0100 schrieb Jan Nieuwenhuizen:
>> Carl Sorensen writes:
>> Hi,
>> > I think GUB was a great idea, but it has proven difficult to maintain.
>> > And the creator of GUB (Jan), has indicated that he thinks it is not
>> > worth continuing to work on.  So GUB has been a dead man walking for
>> > some time.
>> FWIW, Han-Wen is the initial author of GUB
>> in an effort to combine the Darwin and MinGW cross build
>> scripts/makefiles.
>> But yeah, some 5 years ago
>> I already proposed using GNU Guix, making use of its excellent cross
>> build system and creation of universal binaries.
> The problem is there is no such thing as cross-compilation for recent
> macOS, it's simply not allowed by Apple.

There could be for Darwin and it's conceivable that a command line
application like LilyPond could be delivered in that manner without
involving Apple's proprietary build environments.  Likely without
offering platform-specific font integration.

David Kastrup

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