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

Pavel Hrdina phrdina at redhat.com
Thu Jan 9 11:00:03 UTC 2020

On Thu, Jan 09, 2020 at 10:04:31AM +0000, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote:
> 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.

Agreed on that, I was not planning to push it before freeze.

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