[Libreoffice-qa] Minutes of ESC call: 2014-10-16
sbergman at redhat.com
Mon Oct 20 01:42:54 PDT 2014
On 10/17/2014 08:29 PM, Bjoern Michaelsen wrote:
> - 1/ Replace all custom shell tooling (sed/grep/gawk/perl horrors) and
> consolidate on either native (C/C++) code (see e.g. concat-deps) or _one_
> and only one consolidated solution beyond that, likely Python3 (as we are
> bundling that and it is a good crossplatform superset of the POSIX
> shell-world). Bootstrapping on Windows would then likely be: Install
> native Python3, execute Python script that sets up the rest.
> rationale: As we already use a native GNU make on Windows, with this we
> could remove our dependency on cygwin as Python3 is available natively on
> Windows (and all other platforms).
...if we also successfully abstract over the differences between
GNU/cygwin and Windows of all those "very little tools" called from make
recipes (like moving a file).
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