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Re: deprecation of in-tree builds

From: Daniel P . Berrangé
Subject: Re: deprecation of in-tree builds
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:38:32 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.13.3 (2020-01-12)

On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 08:50:34PM +0000, Peter Maydell wrote:
> 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
> Suggestions for changes/comments etc welcome.
> (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.

I've submitted a patch to add such a warning, copying everyone who has
responded in this thread.

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