[Bf-committers] configure.in et. al. missing from CVS

Gregor Mück bf-committers@blender.org
Mon, 23 Feb 2004 16:02:54 +0100

Great. What an excuse.

Using the new system to cross-compile will probably lead to wierd and complex 
hacks around scons functionality (at least you need to determine and use two 
compilers - one for the host platform and one for the target platform). I am 
not able to do that.

And I am not willing to invest time into a poorly designed build system (scons 
is one in its current form) when there is an alternative available that does 
not require this amount of effort. I have other work to do as well.


On Monday 23 February 2004 14:51, Michel Selten wrote:
> Hi Gregor,
> I'm didn't know of your efforts and work on the autoconf system. I've
> sent multiple emails to this list regarding my 'quest' on getting
> autoconf working on all platforms.
> See here for my first message on SCons to this mail list:
> http://www.blender.org/pipermail/bf-committers/2003-December/004808.html
> (If you read through the entire discussion on this thread, you'll what
> the intention was, what was planned and how to progress).
> Here was some progress report on the system:
> http://www.blender.org/pipermail/bf-committers/2004-January/004992.html
> Here was a very good hint about me removing the autoconf system:
> http://www.blender.org/pipermail/bf-committers/2004-February/005320.html
> And here is the actual cvs commit message:
> http://www.blender.org/pipermail/bf-blender-cvs/2004-February/001260.html
> So, as you can see, the removal of autoconf from cvs should've been no
> surprise at all.
> Since each SConscript and SConstruct file is in fact a Python script,
> the flexibility is far larger than that of autoconf. There's more
> documentation on Python as well. If you want to convert your work to the
> SCons system, I'll be glad to help you.
> With regards,
> 	Michel
> On Mon, 2004-02-23 at 12:18, Gregor Mück wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > I can no longer build blender because these files are missing in CVS as
> > of now. Why were they removed in the first place? Was autoconf/automake
> > finally replaced? This is bad because I almost was able to cross-compile
> > blender, thanks to the support from automake and friends (I was as far =
> > the final linking step). As far as I know SCons has no cross-compilation
> > support at all, which leaves me in a pretty bad situation right now with
> > all the work for nothing.
> >
> > Gregor
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