[PD-dev] Re: [PD] building HID from the CVS, errors

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Wed Aug 9 22:57:30 CEST 2006

Hans-Christoph Steiner hat gesagt: // Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

> But yet again, it seems to me a massive waste of time to build Yet  
> Another Build System.  How about instead making the existing one  
> better?  

I agree with that, and I see IOhannes' and Thomas' wish for being able
to build smaller parts of the whole Pd-extended shebang as one
possible enhancement to the big build system.

What I mean is: Maybe there is a way to make the makefiles in the
various subdirectories also handle small builds? I don't really
understand how it currently works, but for example a single external
like hid.pd_linux has to be built anyways. So if I chdir to
/externals/hcs/hid the makefile maybe could get an additional target
so that I could call "make hid.pd_linux" there? I remember that it was
once that way, but currently it doesn't work anymore. 

I guess offering both approaches could be possible as well? I mean,
even Debian manages to build thousands of packages decentralized and
package them into one big distribution. ;)

Note that I'm a complete idiot when it comes to make and
auto-whatever, I just understand enough to do educated guesses when
copy-and-pasting, that's it.

 Frank Barknecht                 _ ______footils.org_ __goto10.org__

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