[sword-devel] portability

Martin Gruner sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sun, 14 Jan 2001 14:26:22 +0100

Why not change the whole make system to autoconf/automake? We use it in 
bibletime, and IMO it makes maintaining more easy. Probably it would make 
porting sword / building on different architectures more easy?

Maybe the sword cvs package should be split into (1) core lib and 
documentation (used by other projects), (2) module making and misc tools and 
(3) apps (sword for windows and other apps). Maybe a new package could be set 
up for module development. (or package 2 extended for this use)


On Freitag, 12. Januar 2001 12:33, you wrote:
> Hi,
> The debian packages are coming along, but this issue has come up. At
> the moment you need to choose the platform manually. But when the
> debian autobuilders try to build the package they will need to
> determine it themselves.
> One option is autoconf (you don't have to have automake as well so
> the build system can stay virtually the same). I'll probably have a go
> at it over the weekend, but I was just wondering if anyone had any
> thoughts first?
> Daniel