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Re: deprecation of in-tree builds

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: deprecation of in-tree builds
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:31:52 +0100

On Mon, 30 Mar 2020 at 14:26, Markus Armbruster <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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.

Consensus in the thread seemed to lean towards having
the 'configure/make' runes auto-create a build directory;
if we want to do that we should probably not say anything in
the release notes, because we'll cause people to change
unnecessarily. Or at least have them say "We recommend
out-of-tree builds. In future we might make the commands
that currently do an in-tree build automatically create
and use a build directory for you." rather than a blanket
"we're going to drop this and you should change what you
do now".


-- PMM

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