Platform ports vs. multiplatform

Enrico Weigelt enrico.weigelt at
Thu Nov 15 03:14:32 PST 2012

Hi folks,

I'm currently working on an downstream fork (means: regularily
rebased) for an GNU/Linux-only version.

The idea is: make it trivial to build/install on common GNU/Linux
distros, so no additional magic is required for packaging.

Major points:

* drop all bundled libraries that are already available on
  mainline distros
* simplify the import logic (eg. use pkg-config whereever possible)
* drop all specific logic for other platforms
* drop EPM stuff

Once that's working, I'd like to extend it to other platforms
(eg. win32).

Yet to be explored: can/should cygwin,ming32,android be treated
as GNU favours or be separated platforms.

If anyone's interested in this, just let me know.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Kind regards 

Enrico Weigelt 
VNC - Virtual Network Consult GmbH 
Head Of Development 

Pariser Platz 4a, D-10117 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (30) 3464615-20
Fax: +49 (30) 3464615-59

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