[Mesa-dev] [PATCH 00/12] bmake inspired fixes

Matt Turner mattst88 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 3 09:17:40 PDT 2015

On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 11:53 AM, Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 17 July 2015 at 19:09, Matt Turner <mattst88 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 10:29 AM, Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> A few days ago I realised that BSD make (bmake) is available in the
>>> Archlinux repos, so I decided to give it a try for drm & mesa.
>>> While the former was working (minus a small patch) mesa is not so lucky.
>>> This series attempts to remove the GNU make idioms, with the first two
>>> being the base essential for a successful build from tarball.
>> ... why should we care about non-GNU make? GNU make has nice features
>> that we want to use and we use them. I don't see the benefit.
> A few reasons:
>  - It will allow the OpenBSD people to use upstream mesa and devote
> that time to something more useful ?

Mesa builds on OpenBSD already, as far as I know. The build system
isn't holding back contributions.

I still don't follow how making the build system compatible with
non-GNU make is beneficial.

>  - Mostly a single pattern/issue/thinko seems to be at fault.
>  - The rules already look a bit shaky :-)

I don't understand what these mean.

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