[Mesa-dev] [PATCH 01/15] mesa: Add toplevel Android.mk
chad at chad-versace.us
Thu Aug 4 19:55:11 PDT 2011
On 08/04/2011 04:17 PM, Jose Fonseca wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 2:47 AM, Chad Versace <chad at chad-versace.us>
>>> This is the first step in porting libGLES* and libEGL to Android.
>>> The makefile doesn't build anything yet; it just defines common
>>> The values for MESA_COMMON_C_FLAGS and MESA_COMMON_CPP_FLAGS, I
>>> by invoking autogen.sh with the options below and then inspecting
>>> MESA_TOP/configs/autoconf. My immediate goal is to port i965 to
>>> so I used the typical flags for building i965.
>>> Note: This is in preparation for porting i965 to Android.
>>> CC: Chia-I Wu <olv at lunarg.com>,
>>> CC: Chih-Wei Huang <cwhuang at android-x86.org>
>>> Signed-off-by: Chad Versace <chad at chad-versace.us>
>>> Android.mk | 66
>>> android/mesa_local_vars.mk | 32 +++++++++++++++++++++
>>> 2 files changed, 98 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>>> create mode 100644 Android.mk
>>> create mode 100644 android/mesa_local_vars.mk
>> There's quite a bit of new build infrastructure here. What would it
>> take to fit this into either the existing autoconf support or add a
>> targeted configs/android? Duplicating a pile of make targets and
>> adding another way to configure/build mesa seems like it might not be
>> the best way to go. What are the current constraints that make
>> building mesa on android difficult?
> I agree. I'd prefer not have yet another build infrastructure in the mix, unless there's a very good reason.
I also agree. I would prefer to not add another build system to Mesa. We have
too many as it is.
To address Dan's questions, the Android build cannot be fitted into autoconf or
configs/android. I explored this option, and discovered that it was impossible.
The Android build system is... well... interesting. Allow me to explain.
The entirety of the Android project --- libc, webkit, the window manager,
*everything* --- exists in a single source tree . And that source tree is
built with a single, non-recursive invocation of make. Every time I say that, I
find it hard to believe myself, so I'll say it again: The entirety of the
Android OS, all core libraries and apps, are built with a single, non-recursive
invocation of make. (The kernel is the special exception to this
all-encompassing build). The final build artifact is a bootable iso image.
Given this unified design of the Android source tree and build process, it
requires system components, such as Mesa, to be integrated into its build
system. If Mesa is going to support Android, the Android.mk's are necessary.
To address another concern of Dan's, this will not add another way to configure
the Mesa build. Android handles the system's build configuration in a single
location which is outside of Mesa.
I'm aware that the extra set of makefiles is unwelcome, but their presence will
be innocuous. The only people that will need to touch them are those maintaining
the Android build.
chad at chad-versace.us
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