[Mesa-dev] Drop scons for 20.1?

Rob Clark robdclark at gmail.com
Wed Feb 26 20:52:58 UTC 2020

On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 12:16 PM Jose Fonseca <jfonseca at vmware.com> wrote:
> > but it bothers me how we keep not making a decision on this. If we'd said, "let's keep it and support it", that would something.
> I'm surprised there's any doubt.
> SCons works great for us.   Meson gives no immediate benefit for us other than headaches.  If we cared about nothing but ourselves, we'd keep SCons indefinitely, until it became a pain.
> The only reason we don't stubbornly put the foot down is that we understand that having one single build system would be beneficial the whole community, and of course we appreciate all the work Dylan and others did to get Meson to work on Windows, so we'd like to get there one day.
> That said, I don't understand why the rest of the Mesa community putting a gun against our head to abandon SCons.
> Aren't we maintaining the SCons build?  Since when in Mesa community are some entitled to start remove code that still works, is used, and maintained by others!!!!????

currently scons build is in CI, so for anyone making build system
changes that effects code that is part of the scons build, they have
to go and read enough stack-overflow to figure out how to make the
same changes in scons ;-)


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