[pacman-dev] interest in using meson over autotools?

Andreas Baumann mail at andreasbaumann.cc
Sun Jul 8 16:10:09 UTC 2018


Sorry, if this message is a little bit out of order, I only just
subscribed to the pacman-dev group.

I want to raise the issue of bootstrapping:
- automake, autoconf, libtool and friends need m4 and perl and bash
- meson needs python

Bootstrapping m4 and perl is comparatively easy to bootstrapping python.

Porting to other architectures is easier if there are not too many

See also my experiments here:


and some porting work from oaken-source (Parabola):




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