[FFmpeg-devel] [Patch] adding 'dist' rule to makefiles

Ronald S. Bultje rsbultje
Tue Nov 13 01:24:38 CET 2007

Hi Diego,

On Nov 12, 2007 6:35 PM, Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> wrote:

> > More interesting would be a co-implementation of make distcheck on top
> > of this (only for the top-level dir, fairly easy).
> I see 'make test' there already.  What is the difference?

make test is more for a testsuite, make distcheck is more like a
build-tester. They essentially have a different audience (and thus do
completely different things, although in concept they are similar. Think
like this: make test is for developers, make distcheck would be for

> Heh, the last time around you claimed that your auto* version was
> shorter than ours (quick reminder: it is not).
> I'm all for automating things, but I think all of the advantages you
> described are easier to achieve by a small shell script sitting outside
> the FFmpeg source tree...

Poke accepted, but here's one thing: if several ffmpeg "users", in this case
not people writing media applications or such, but people trying to package
ffmpeg, would like to see a make dist (and that seems to be the case), would
it be allowed upstream (of course if it's clean etc.)?


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