[PD-dev] corelibs, build system

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Tue Oct 10 00:27:22 CEST 2006

On Oct 9, 2006, at 12:21 PM, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:

> Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>>> what i did (try to) do, was to modify your build system in a way,  
>>> that it could handle both cases. (and the build system has  
>>> serious problems with this)
>> Is this urgent?
> well no, but pd-0.40.1 is out now...
>> How about waiting until we get the 0.39.2 Pd-extended release out,  
>> then we can switch externals/corelibs to work with 0.40 with no  
>> need for kludges to support 0.39.2.
> i see.
> i was interested in making both work at the same time, while you  
> were interested in making a release asap.
> i think both standpoints are valid. (i don't try to prove that "i  
> was right", i just try to explain why i did what i did)

I don't think we should waste time on backwards compatibility for the  
build environment for things like that.  Maybe in the future there  
will be a reason to do that, but for now we have better things to  
do.  If someone wants to build an old version, they can always  
checked out the sources from CVS.

Miller and I have been talking about how to make Pd-extended and his  
build systems more in sync.  Right now, there are patches to pd/src  
that are required to make things build.  If its possible to build Pd- 
extended against pd/src without patches, then everything becomes much  
easier to work with, and issues like these should be easier to deal  
with.  So that I think it the most pressing issue in this regard.



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deliberately throwing it away to benefit those who profit from  
scarcity."        -John Gilmore

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