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

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 11:53:36 PDT 2015

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

Note that part from fixing the bmake build the rules are written to
honour the relevant FLAGS and be consistent.


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