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Re: Proposal: Recommend meson for glib 2.58.0




On Fri, 2018-06-08 at 18:59 +0100, Philip Withnall wrote:

Hi,

> > My proposal would be:
> > 1) Starting from 2.57.2 (next dev release), create release tarballs
> > using "ninja dist" and recommend disto to build with Meson 0.46.1.
> > This would mean that './configure' in a release tarball won't work,
> > people still wanting to use autotools will have to update their
> > scripts to use "./autogen.sh" instead and adjust their build deps.
> > IMHO, forcing a small change is a good incentive to have most of
> > our users switch to meson. This would give us good feedback while
> > still keeping the door open to rollback if any blocker bug appears.
> > 2) Starting from 2.59.1 (next dev cycle), drop autotools completely
> > from our git repository.	
> 
> How about:
> 1) Starting from 2.57.2, create release tarballs with `ninja dist`,
> but recommend that distributions still build with autotools (unless
> they want to dogfood with Meson early).

Just to make sure everyone is aware of this, this also means distros
will always need to always build the documentation with gtk-doc, since
"ninja dist" won't include generated html files in the tarball. It just
includes whatever is checked into git (they could be checked into git
of course if that was a deal-breaker for some reason).

Cheers
-Tim
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