[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] New build system

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 02:00:44 EEST 2018

2018-06-14 23:50 GMT+02:00, Rostislav Pehlivanov <atomnuker at gmail.com>:
> On 14 June 2018 at 19:56, Nicolas George <george at nsup.org> wrote:
>> Josh de Kock (2018-06-14):
>> > As such, I'd like to propose adopting a new build system to FFmpeg,
>> namely
>> > Meson[1].
>> I am very strongly against this.
>> I loathe make and all it has to do with it, but really, for a project
>> like this, it is the only viable option. The principles of make are
>> already known by almost all potential Libre software developers, those
>> in the project and those not yet.
> No, it isn't. Maybe if you took a moment to look at the proposed branches
> you'd notice NONE Of them remove ./configure. In fact that's precisely the
> plan - to leave and still support the script for the forseeable future.
> Hence your predjudice is unjustified. This simply adds support for a faster
> build system to those who wish to use it.

This sounds like a duplicate maintenance burden to me.
Maybe the effort should go into accelerating our current

Carl Eugen

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