[m-dev.] Reorganisation of extras

Peter Wang novalazy at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 10:51:43 AEDT 2013

On Fri, 1 Feb 2013 17:47:06 +1100, Julien Fischer <jfischer at opturion.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Since we have now moved the repository to git and can restructure things with
> more freedom than CVS allowed, I would like to reorganize the extras
> distribution and make it a bit more user friendly.
> In terms of the structure, I intend to split extras into two groups:
>    extras/libraries
>    extras/tools
> The "libraries" directory will be for libraries and library bindings
> while everything else will live in the "tools" directory.
> I also intend to move everything in the "graphics" directory up a level.

monte belongs in samples.

Some stuff in samples belongs in tools: diff, muz

Maybe there should be an "old" group:
quickcheck, morphine (I'm assuming), curses (curs preferred)

> In terms of building the extras, I intend to convert everything to use mmc
> --make (this was started some time ago) and remove any remaining support for
> building the extras using mmake.  For the libraries, this is necessary since
> some of them require the use of grade filters or other features that are only
> supported by mmc --make.
> The other change I propose to make is to add configure scripts to all those
> parts of the extras (mainly library bindings) that require it.
> We will also add a top-level configure script and Makefile in the extras
> directory that will build and install all supported extras packages.  Finally,
> we will add a new option to the top-level configure script, --enable-extras,
> which will cause the "install" target to build and install all the (supported)
> extras along with everything else.

I suggest --enable-extras takes an optional list of libraries to
install.  Then I might use it to install one library (not really).


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