Cerbero GStreamer recipes are now built with Meson

David Ing ding at panopto.com
Mon Sep 3 15:38:45 UTC 2018

Thanks ... this is all very helpful.

On Sun, Sep 2, 2018 at 10:12 AM Nirbheek Chauhan <nirbheek.chauhan at gmail.com>

> On Sun, Sep 2, 2018 at 9:42 PM David Ing <ding at panopto.com> wrote:
> >
> > I am anxiously awaiting the completion of your work Nirbheek.  (Debug
> symbols on Windows would be very helpful.)
> >
> > I was wondering:  When you are finished, will it also be possible to use
> Cerbero to build Gstreamer with the Clang compiler on Windows and Linux?
> Or is this strictly a Visual Studio / Windows thing?
> >
> You should be able to build GStreamer with Clang on Linux with Cerbero
> already. Try setting `CC` and `CXX` to point to clang and clang++
> respectively. This should be correctly picked up by Meson, Autotools,
> and CMake inside Cerbero.
> For Windows, there's a bunch of different configurations in which you
> can use Clang: Clang/MinGW (ld or lld) and Clang/MSVC (link.exe or
> lld). None of these are supported right now, but it should be possible
> to use them with some work. Foremost, there are some Meson bugs that
> need to be fixed[1], and then Cerbero will need a flag to select the
> toolchain to use for Meson recipes. Currently on Windows, there is
> just one flag that flips whether a Meson recipe is built with the
> MinGW toolchain setup by Cerbero or MSVC found on the system. That can
> be converted to an enum with a list of valid values.
> [1] List of bugs:
> https://github.com/mesonbuild/meson/issues/534
> https://github.com/mesonbuild/meson/issues/2560
> https://github.com/mesonbuild/meson/issues/2622
> https://github.com/mesonbuild/meson/issues/3597
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