[Mesa-dev] [PATCH 2/2] meson: make "auto" only choose buildable drivers

Dylan Baker dylan at pnwbakers.com
Thu Jul 18 18:45:17 UTC 2019

Quoting Alyssa Ross (2019-07-18 10:29:45)
> > For virgl/svga: I'd be inclined not to build them automatically. They're not
> > useful outside of a VM, so most developers either will be exclusively building
> > one (not both) of those, or not be interested in them at all. And Distros don't
> > use auto options so we don't need to worry about them.
> Interesting. I am in fact a developer for a distribution (NixOS) where a
> recent refactor of our package made it so we did use the auto options.
> Should we not, in your opinion?

It's up to you guys. Generally distro maintainers know exactly what they want
and want it. NixOS is a little different in that the Nix package manager runs on
basically every OS on the planet, so I guess you guys might be in a place to use
auto. My assumption for auto though was really end users who don't know what
they want or what the options even mean being able to run:

git clone ...
meson builddir
ninja -C builddir install

and get the driver they wanted.

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