[openbeos-build-team] Re: Building on linux

  • From: "David Reid" <dreid@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <openbeos-build-team@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 22:03:45 +0100

The build environment is to allow folks lke Andrew to work during his lunch
hour. To be honest it's not going to take much to maintain and shouldn't be
an issue really. any just committed what's needed for the short term from
the linux box :)

We should try to be as friendly as possible to other os's while we're
starting as it'll lower the entry requirements. If someone wants to work on
the code but hasn't got access to beos that shouldn't really stop them
should it?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryan Leavengood" <mrcode@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <openbeos-build-team@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2002 9:59 PM
Subject: [openbeos-build-team] Re: Building on linux

> >Can we drop theses from the binary rules as they screw up Linux for
> >building...
> >
> >/bin/sh: setversion: command not found
> >/bin/sh: settype: command not found
> >/bin/sh: mimeset: command not found
> >
> >Not sure I really see the need for them either. Apart from that with a
> >correctly set GCC_PATH it all builds :)
> >
> >Nice.
> Well now that it seems we are going to have a multi-platform build
> environment, we need to code up a proper set of Jamrules/Jambase.
> Therefore for the above example we can have separate AddResources rules
> for BeOS and Linux (where the Linux one is just empty.)  Jam was
> designed for multi-platform builds with minimal fuss, so this is not a
> problem.
> But I don't think we should drop this outright, since a proper build
> needs to have the resources put into the proper exes.  In fact in the
> long run once we have our own versions of the above programs, we can
> just include them in the build and have them on Linux as well.
> Lastly, though I am somewhat interested in trying out Gentoo on my
> machine (and maybe some of the Linux based BeOS clones), I really
> wonder about the practicality of this.  Sure it seems cool (and I guess
> David likes a challenge), but do we really want to maintain a Linux
> build environment as well?
> Ryan Leavengood
> OpenBeOS Build Team Lead

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