new buildsystem -> first steps

Jim Gettys jg at
Wed Oct 5 05:31:02 PDT 2005

Me thinks this gentleman should take a look at bitbake, part of the open
embedded project.

And yes, I believe they already build X as part of this.
				- Jim

On Wed, 2005-10-05 at 08:43 +1000, Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 05, 2005 at 12:22:54AM +0200, Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> > 1. Consistent and reliable buils. Simplicity reduces the amount 
> >    possible points of erros. 
> > 2. A base platform for automated optimizations (ie. choosing what 
> >    to link statically, when to strip, etc) and QA methods, which 
> >    are especially interesting for embedded systems.
> Could you please give a clear, consistent description of specific
> problems people are having, preferably without using the word
> 'sysroot'?
> Personally, I always thought automake and autoconf let you choose
> linkage, flags, and testing on the command line for the former two, and
> in the (assuming people actually do write tests) for the
> latter.  But maybe that's just me.
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