Re: GSoC07: buildsys merged

From: Dominic Lachowicz <>
Date: Sat Jan 05 2008 - 03:06:17 CET

Nice work, Rob! This build system cleanup is long overdue.

I'm running into a few problems, though. I've managed to hack around
them, but I'm hoping that you have a cleaner solution.

I'm getting undefined references to popt and gthread when linking
abiword static.


On Jan 4, 2008 8:56 AM, Robert Staudinger <> wrote:
> Hi,
> hereby I present you libabiword-builder, buildsys branch, <insert
> spiffy name here>, the (step)mother of all recursive build systems.
> Disclaimer: everything above this paragraph is purely editorial.
> Readers of the abiword commits mailing list will already have noticed
> that the new abiword build-system has been merged earlier today.
> Everyone else please see above. The new build-system has been
> developed as Google Summer of Code (R) (TM) (C) (W) project [1].
> Guiding principles in the design and implementation have been (in
> random order, thus numbered):
> (1) Earn me my holiday through GSoC.
> (2) Facilitate portable build for libabiword, using libtool.
> (3) Get the tree ready for cross building.
> (4) Get rid of some cruft so it will be easier to build abiword/gtk on
> non *nix platforms some day.
> (5) Merge the plugins into the main tree, so infrastructure can be shared.
> (6) The genius of is hard to grasp, I never understood it,
> so it had to be replaced.
> Some things might break. I'll try to be around and fix them.
> May I close by quoting Dom: "Autotools is the worst build system for
> C[++], except for all the others".
> [1] For the uninitiated, (W) stands for Whatever.
> Best,
> Rob

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