current master windows build break: ninja: build stopped: subcommand failed.

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at
Fri Mar 27 09:00:14 UTC 2020

On 27/03/2020 09:45, Noel Grandin wrote:
> At this point I recommend we simply give up and revert the ninja patch, 
> it is not worth it.

I sympathize with that, for a different reason.  I have spent enough 
time now to fix external/nss' new gyp+ninja build for my needs on Linux 
and Windows.  But what bothers me is that we now have to support two 
different build systems there, as external/nss/ 
still contains

> else # platforms which need(?) the old build system (feel free to port to the new system)

to use the old make build on e.g. macOS.  (And I think it is unlikely 
that anybody will be enthusiastic to go ahead with the suggested 
porting).  I think the added complexity that dual build support brings 
is rather unfortunate.

(And yes, for Windows we already often enough need to support an extra 
branch in various ExternalProject_*.mk, including  But IMO that doesn't mean it's a good idea to 
proliferate that even further.)

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