proposal: merge waf build of s4 to master

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Tue Apr 6 16:30:52 MDT 2010

On Wed, 2010-04-07 at 07:35 +1000, tridge at wrote:
> > This seems like a wonderful idea to me. That way we keep the
>  > simple system for platforms without a default python, yet
>  > we get all the benefits of a more modern build system.
> Doing the Makefile generator is indeed not difficult. In fact, Thomas
> has been following the discussion, and has done a proof of concept:
> The difficulty would be the configure generator. I think that could be
> a very difficult thing to write and to maintain. It is probably worth
> a try, but let's not assume it is feasible until we have a working
> prototype and we can see just how tricky it is.

Also, doesn't it mean we can't use any 'pure python' rules?

And given the earlier concern about debug-ability, don't we just make
the failure cases (which seem only ever happen on customer sites...)
harder to track down, as we debug a 5000 line generated makefile?

Is that really better for everyone than just shipping

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.

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