[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Coremake support

Diego Biurrun diego
Mon May 14 22:57:36 CEST 2007

On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 11:07:31AM -0400, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> On May 14, 2007, Mans Rullgard wrote:
> > Steve Lhomme wrote:
> >> FFMPEG devs who use the FFMPEG libraries ? FFMPEG users ?
> >
> > They seem to be quite happy with the current makefiles.  No problem  
> > we've encountered so far has been unsolvable with configure/make.
> Now wait a minute, don't make yourself believe things that are not true.
> Your configure/make thing is a hell to work with. Since years, I've  
> maintained my own build system for ffmpeg/lav[cfu] which is based  
> around automake/autoconf, and I will continue doing that until GNOME  
> stops using auto*. Whatever GNOME moves to, I'll port this patch to.  
> This is how projects that I've set up or my private projects use  
> ffmpeg/lav[ufc], and this is how I contribute patches to ffmpeg. Your  
> bash script or whatever-it-is

POSIX shell, nothing bash-specific in there.

> may work for building peanuts or mplayer, but is unworkable otherwise.

That surely is the first time somebody accuses MPlayer of being small.
Might be that it is compared to vlc/xine/gstreamer...

> I call this hell because it's a large and laborous task, which isn't  
> exactly interesting. However, it's necessary. Please stop making  
> yourself believe ffmpeg's build system is elegant or that the larger  
> projects using it like it or even use it. Not that I think this  
> CoreMake thing is any better, or that I have the illusion that ffmpeg  
> will ever accept using auto*, I'm not that stupid. I submitted the  
> patch and accept it being rejected by principle. For now. :-).

Not for now, forever.

You may have noticed that KDE dropped auto* a short while ago.  You may
not like it, but it's clearly a trend.  auto* is on the way out into


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