taglib's build system

Jeff Mitchell mitchell at kde.org
Wed Jul 8 21:57:02 CEST 2009

On Jul 8, 2009, at 7:56 AM, David Faure <faure at kde.org> wrote:

> On Thursday 02 July 2009, Jeff Mitchell wrote:
>> David Faure wrote:
>>> (please CC me, I'm not subscribed)
>>> Can we get rid of the automake-based build system in kdesupport/ 
>>> taglib?
>>> **/Makefile.am, admin subdir, Makefile.cvs, *.in, configure.in.*,
>>> I think it can all be removed since this has been ported to cmake
>>> (and is compiled using cmake by default). Please confirm (or do  
>>> the cleanup ;)
>> David,
>> As far as I know, taglib still supports both build systems so that
>> projects that use taglib (of which there are a great many outside  
>> KDE)
>> have a buildsystem/buildsystem template that they can use.  Is  
>> there a
>> particular reason you want them removed, other than for cleanup?
> The initial reason was because the external url broke for some  
> people but we
> fixed that by using anonsvn instead, but it got us thinking as to  
> whether the external
> was still needed.

Ahh, forgot they were externals. Maybe for now, since the automake  
build scripts haven't changed in a long time (AFAIK), we could just  
copy them locally into the taglib dir? This way no one would be left  
in a bind.


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