[PATCH xserver 0/7] meson prep work

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Thu Mar 23 07:16:42 UTC 2017

On Wed, 22 Mar 2017 at 10:11 pm, Eric Anholt <eric at anholt.net> wrote:

> As I've mentioned in IRC, I'm in the process of converting the X
> Server to Meson.  It's proved to be a delight to work with, with a
> helpful IRC community for when you get stuck.  The build system will
> probably be half the size when meson is done, and I'm doing full
> rebuilds in a tiny fraction of the time it takes to ./configure.
> In the process, I've run into some silly stuff in our tree that could
> be cleaned up independently of whether we go with meson.

Woo! For the series, modulo 7/7:
Reviewed-by: Daniel Stone <daniels at collabora.com>

I've had really positive results doing it for Wayland/Weston too. Meson
isn't perfect, but ultimately everything I felt was a shortcoming in the
build system got a short-term workaround provided, and a better fix
long-term. And I didn't once have to remember how M4 quoting worked.

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