[RFC] Get rid of --enable-merged ?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Apr 27 16:30:13 MDT 2010

On Tue, 2010-04-27 at 18:13 +0200, Guenther Deschner wrote:
> Hi Jelmer,
> On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 01:58:30PM +0100, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> > The merged build that we introduced as part of the Franky effort was an
> > interesting idea but I wonder if we should get rid of it. 
> No, no way. The broken and ugly it is sometimes, the current way of how
> test driven development and all work on the merged/shared codebase in
> Samba is going, we (or at least I) *absolutely* need the ability to build
> smbtorture4 right from source3.

Perhaps we could add a make rule that runs waf in Samba4 and produces a
static smbtorture4 binary?

> Once we have a better replacement using waf around, we can get rid of it,
> I think. If someone really is too annoyed by it being enabled by default
> for all devel builds, we can disable it by default maybe.

That's not the annoyance that lead this discussion.  The Samba4 make
based build is bit-rotting really fast, and the only thing that has any
hope of passing 'make test' any more is the waf based build.  By
de-coupling it from Samba3 would mean we are not putting pressure on the
Samba3 build system to change faster than folks are comfortable with. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.
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