[Gajim-devel] Merging the osx_newbuildsys branch

Yann Leboulanger asterix at lagaule.org
Mon Jul 20 22:47:14 CEST 2009

Jonathan Schleifer wrote:
> Hi!
> The osx_newbuildsys branch has been there for way too long. It's time
> to finally merge this into our default branch. Asterix already reviewed
> the diff and seems to have no major objections anymore.

I still have the same objections: using a build system that we cannot
find in distributions, that is used by 3 projects, which has no
documentation, and that is maintained by one person. I don't know
anything about it, nor how to do things it doesn't do for the moment:
installing .py files (it only installs .pyc)

> However, the branch uses a different build system because it was quite
> troublesome to get autoconf working the right way (it would always use
> CFLAGS which just can't be combined).

Is compilation really needed in osx branch? even with the changes that
are beeing made in GDK to not always use X windows? Gajim is not usable
in OSX anyway (wrong shortcut, many features missing) and is not
developed anymore.

> Therefore, I'd like to have a discussion about the branch: If any
> developer has any major objections about merging it etc. The buildsys
> itself is pretty easy to use. The only difference you'll notice is that
> in the Makefile, there's a variable SRCS which lists all the sources to
> be installed (this way, we can have sources that are not installed,
> like tests).
> Asterix proposed to have a meeting in the MUC about this. He said it
> would be nice if the following persons could attend:
> asterix, vardo, mattj, johnny. elghinn and me
> I'd propose next Thursday at 22:00 UTC - is that fine with everybody?

Yep I'd like a discussion too and this time is ok for me.


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