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Hadn't really heard of build scripts before, but here are some. My inference is that they are an alternative to the various autoconf and make thingies, and maybe "more precise" in some sense. (Maybe they can use specified libraries instead of just the first one make finds??)

I may rename this page, I don't like the single upper case X prefix — prefer something with a second lower case letter but don't know what to choose — Xs or Xc would seem to point to the server or client instead of all of X, Xsm doesn't seem necessarily appropriate because this stuff is useful for more than that. Anyway ...




from Havoc Pennington on forum@XFree86PLEASENOSPAM.Org on 9 May 2003:

Unrelated - Owen mentioned build scripts, two good ones used for GNOME are "GAR" which builds from tarballs: http://www.lnx-bbc.org/garchitecture.html and the more CVS/developer-oriented "jhbuild"

jhbuild has no web site afaik, it just lives on cvs.gnome.org. But it already supports fontconfig, Xrender, and some other things and has some neat features.

The build scripts are handy to be sure developers can build a package with all dependencies by typing a single command.


  • () RandyKramer - 09 May 2003
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