[libvirt] [PATCH 00/16] include result of bootstrap in git

Daniel P. Berrangé berrange at redhat.com
Thu Jan 9 10:04:31 UTC 2020

On Thu, Jan 09, 2020 at 09:16:30AM +0100, Pavel Hrdina wrote:
> This patch series is motivated by the effort to adopt Meson as our
> build system but all of it improves the current build system on its own.
> It moves the burden to run bootstrap/autoreconf to developers which
> means it will save some time for others when there is any change to
> the build system.

So effectively we're committing  all of the GNULIB modules we're
currently using into GIT. Historically this was undesirable as
we didn't really want to version control files that we're already
getting from the sub-module & have huge pointless diffs everytime
we refresh GNULIB. Given our intent to eliminate GNULIB though,
and switch to Meson, this is reasonable to do as a short term
hack to simplify our Meson integration.

FWIW, I have more patches pending that will eliminate another
20-ish GNULIB modules that I hope to submit this week, though
given freeze tomorrow, they'll have to wait till 6.1.0 open.

I think its probably wise to keep this series until 6.1.0 too,
since changing the build system in a big way just before release
freeze is kinda risky.

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