[Mesa-dev] Drop scons for 20.1?
maraeo at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 00:56:28 UTC 2020
In the long term we should reduce the complexity of the project. scons is a
maintenance burden. Every time I break the scons build and the CI reports
it, can I politely ask you to fix my MR instead of me doing it? Then at
least the real maintenance cost would be known to scons supporters, instead
of the cost being invisible to most.
In the mean time, I think we can remove all parts of scons that VMWare does
NOT care about. Do you need haiku-softpipe? Do you need graw-null? Do you
need swr? glx? There is bunch you don't really need on Windows.
On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 3:44 PM Jose Fonseca <jfonseca at vmware.com> wrote:
> We already solved some pieces (e.g, how to consume and use Meson, while
> following our internal legal process required for adding new 3rd party
> dependencies), and figured a way to consume Meson build without having to
> migrate lots of internal build logic from Scons to Meson. But other stuff
> just keeps getting higher priority, and we haven't fully migrated.
> Please do understand, SCons *just* *works* for us. We are making
> progress with Meson. It's just not the highest priority, when time is
> short, it gets deferred.
> I don't understand the rush. If it was trivial and easy we'd obviously
> would have done it.
> *From:* Jason Ekstrand <jason at jlekstrand.net>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 26, 2020 04:15
> *To:* Rob Clark <robdclark at gmail.com>; Kristian Høgsberg <
> hoegsberg at gmail.com>
> *Cc:* mesa-dev <mesa-dev at lists.freedesktop.org>; Dylan Baker <
> baker.dylan.c at gmail.com>; Jose Fonseca <jfonseca at vmware.com>; Brian Paul <
> brianp at vmware.com>
> *Subject:* Re: [Mesa-dev] Drop scons for 20.1?
> +Jose & Brian
> I'm not personally opposed but I also can't remember the last time I had
> fix the scons build. I think it's been years. Maybe that's because I don't
> work on GL anymore? In any case, I don't know that it's really costing us
> that much given that basically none of the drivers actually build with it.
> But fat meh, I guess.
> On February 25, 2020 21:56:30 Rob Clark <robdclark at gmail.com> wrote:
> > It looks like we have 4 scons build jobs in CI.. I'm not sure how much
> > that costs us, but I guess those cycles could be put to better use?
> > So even ignoring the developer-cycles issue (ie. someone making
> > changes that effects scons build, and has to setup a scons build env
> > to fix breakage of their MR) I guess there is at least an argument to
> > remove scons from CI. Whether it is worth keeping a dead build system
> > after it is removed from CI is an issue that I'm ambivalent about.
> > BR,
> > -R
> > On Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 3:42 PM Kristian Høgsberg <hoegsberg at gmail.com>
> >> It's been a while since Dylan did the work to make meson support
> >> Windows and there's been plenty of time to provide feedback or improve
> >> argue why we still need scons. I haven't seen any such discussion and
> >> I think we've waited long enough.
> >> Let's drop scons for the next release and move things forward?
> >> Kristian
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