[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Coremake support

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Mon May 14 17:36:50 CEST 2007

On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 11:07:31AM -0400, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> Your  
> bash script or whatever-it-is may work for building peanuts or  
> mplayer, but is unworkable otherwise.


> You'll also notice that other  
> larger software projects, e.g. vlc and xine, integrate ffmpeg into  
> their own build system (which is auto*-based); they don't actually  
> use the configure/make trick that you use.

Are you sure they wouldn't still do that even when we were using auto*?
If you wanted to use ffmpeg configure, whatever it is based on, you'd
have to include the whole ffmpeg directory instead of only libavutil/
You'd also have to convert your configure options into ffmpeg ones.

> CoreMake thing is any better, or that I have the illusion that ffmpeg  
> will ever accept using auto*, I'm not that stupid. I submitted the  
> patch and accept it being rejected by principle. For now. :-).

With good reason, auto* is hard to read and almost impossible to debug
and fix - to locate the problem you first have to check the really
unreadable shell script, then sort out the parts that were not
auto-generated to search for them in the ac file and you still have to
handle the horrible mixture of self-hacked checks in shell script and
other stuff.
If it would at least produce shell scripts that are correctly indented
instead of just randomly...

Reimar D?ffinger

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