Build system for KDE4

Michael Pyne pynm0001 at
Tue Jun 14 05:09:02 BST 2005

On Monday 13 June 2005 23:43, David Johnson wrote:
> I can understand most Makefiles in a BSD ports tree, but unless the
> application is generic vanilla needing no special treatment, I have a
> hard time understanding "simple" emerge scripts in Gentoo. This is
> because I've not taken the time to sit down and learn Python. Shame on
> me.

Uh, Gentoo emerge scripts (the .ebuild files) are written in bash, not 

Don't worry, I find them hard to decipher sometimes as well. ;)

> > I guarantee people wouldn't be fleeing autotools left and right if it
> > were easy to use.
> I never said it was easy, I was merely expressing a hope that whatever
> replaces it has a shallow learning curve.

Well yeah, that's half of the idea, it's not *just* about the horrible 
performance, it actually has to be better too.

 - Michael Pyne
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