Lode and Chocolate.

David Ostrovsky d.ostrovsky at gmx.de
Sat Mar 12 11:25:29 UTC 2016

On Sat Mar 12 09:06:40 UTC 2016, jan iversen wrote:

>> On 12 Mar 2016, at 09:52, Norbert Thiebaud <nthiebaud at gmail.com>
>> On Sat, Mar 12, 2016 at 2:10 AM, jan iversen
>> <jani at documentfoundation.org> wrote:
>>> Hi.
>>> Just tried the new chocolate setup with lode, works very nicely.
>>> It would be even nice if we got it integrated into the first lode
install script, or at least the script check for the prerequsites.
>> lode is meant to be run as a non-admin, on purpose so that the
>> installed is owned by the normal user.. which save the back and
>> to install new packages or edit /etc or usr/
>> and in general it is a good thing to build with a regular user (just
>> like on linux you should not build as root)
>> chocolate, and the stuff it install need to be as 'admin'
>> so that still would require two step...
>> Still that can make things much nicer.. since lode could provide a
>> chocolate wrapper that the user be instructed to run as admin....
>Interesting, when I read the instructions, I read that
>install_cygwin.ps1 is run as admin, and ./setup as a normal user (due
>to the fat warning before running ./setup).
>My thinking was to have the chocolate steps in install_cygwin.ps1 with
>our "defaults" and command line options to overwrite them.

This is a valid point. How about provide a new script, say lode_boot
(or some such), that would install all prerequisites (using chocolate +
current install_cygwin.ps1):

* SDK10,
* MSVC 14.0
* JDK8
* Emacs
* Cygwin + all usual suspects: ant, junit, make, nasm, ...

The workflow for a contributor and/or Jenkins/TB administrator would be
(square brackets steps are optional):

0. set up Windows VM
1. relax Powershell script execution restriction
2. install Chocolate
3. clone lode project
4. cd lode
5. ./lode_boot # as admin, with some option, like msvc-proffesional, ..
6. ./setup # as normal user
7. cd dev/core
[8]. add more autogen.input options
9. ./autogen.sh
10. make
[11]. start Emacs, hack, or
[12]. make vs2015-ide-integration
[13]. start MSVC 14.0, hack

PS. Oh, just saw, that vs2015-ide-integration target wasn't implemented
yet ;-( Would be nice if we would have an easy hack for that.

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