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Re: deprecation of in-tree builds

From: Markus Armbruster
Subject: Re: deprecation of in-tree builds
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:26:24 +0200
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Peter Maydell <address@hidden> writes:

> AIUI from Paolo, the intention is to deprecate and eventually
> stop supporting "in-tree" builds, so that the only option is
> building in a separate build directory. I thought we should
> probably mention that in the 5.0 changelog, so I wrote up some
> text:
> https://wiki.qemu.org/ChangeLog/5.0#Build_Information

Overdue.  Thanks for doing this!

> Suggestions for changes/comments etc welcome.

Looks fine to me.

> (One thing we will need to fix before we can do separate build
> tree is the Coverity Scan build process, which (a) does an
> in-tree build (b) can't be easily switched to a builddir because
> all the source paths get baked into the scan results and moving
> to a builddir changes them all...)
> We could also make configure actively warn if used in
> the source tree.

Unless we commit to automatically creating a default out-of-tree build
directory for this usage.  I wouldn't bother myself.

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