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Re: [DRAFT PATCH 000/143] Meson integration for 5.2

From: Thomas Huth
Subject: Re: [DRAFT PATCH 000/143] Meson integration for 5.2
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2020 11:06:55 +0200
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On 07/08/2020 11.02, Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> On 07/08/20 10:49, Peter Maydell wrote:
>>> This the more or less final version of the Meson conversion.  Due to
>>> the sheer size of the series you have been CCed only on the cover
>>> letter.
>> Does this work with actually-released versions of Meson yet?
>> I am still not very enthusiastic about the prospect of having
>> to carry around an entire build system in a submodule. That
>> still seems to me to be living closer to the bleeding edge
>> than I would like...
> Yes it works with 0.55.0, with only a few warnings about possible future
> incompatibility.  Those will be fixed in 0.56.0, where the feature was
> stabilized without introducing any incompatibility.
> Carrying around Meson in a submodule was mostly done to let QEMU build
> transparently on older distros.  Removing it is easy (though it would
> involve modifying the docker files to install the latest meson, so
> whatever you throw out of the door comes back through the window).

>From my point of view, we should keep the meson submodule at least 'till
spring next year - then we'll remove support for RHEL7 according to our
support policy. Hopefully the other distros will have a recent version
of Meson at that point in time.


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