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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Building resources udner xcode
- From: Alex Bligh <alex@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 14:11:15 +0100
- Subject: Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] Building resources udner xcode
Phil Martin wrote:
It sounds good in principle - no trouble using gnu make, perl and shell
script. The trouble is that, so far at least, the xcode projects
(wxWidgets and XaraLX) do not need or use the auto-tools in any way.
They use the raw source code and their build configuration settings are
bound into the project files.
So, while a build stage that simply issues a make command is very
attractive, it's less so if the makefile has to be created by autoconf.
Would the resources makefile need to be reconfigured for different
Sure, but they would not need autotools, because it would be a static
makefile (or you could just use a static makefile, like the
makefile.static arrangement we had before).
It would be pretty easy to make a short script that just ran
the relevant perl programs, but how would you know when you
needed to run it without something that goes look at filetimes,
a la "make"? I suppose if you like I could write some perl that
did that too, IE a homebrewed version of "make" just for the
resources. This would then give us more flexibility if we wanted
to change build systems.