[m-dev.] New release?

Julien Fischer jfischer at opturion.com
Thu Oct 22 16:22:25 AEDT 2015

On Thu, 22 Oct 2015, Zoltan Somogyi wrote:

> On Thu, 22 Oct 2015 15:42:13 +1100 (AEDT), Julien Fischer <jfischer at opturion.com> wrote:
>> We could add a new configure option to select a (mostly) pre-determined
>> set of grades, for example:
>>     --with-installation-profile = {default,debug,all,minimal}
>> where the profile names correspond to the the first, second, fourth
>> and fifth cases above.  (The above names are for illustration only,
>> I realise they're not great.)
>> The second point is handled by the existing '--enable-libgrades' option.
>> To an extent this just shifts the problem around, "what grades do I
>> install" becomes "what profile to I select"?
> But the second problem will almost certainly be a much easier problem
> for most people to solve, so I think the above is a very good idea.

When that's done it's probably also worth undocumenting (or possibly
just deleting) many of the existing --{enable,disable}-*-grades
configure options.

I'll post a proposed set of installation profiles later.

> A couple of notes on it. First: as you say a "(mostly) predetermined set":
> the results of autoconfiguration will affect whether we include e.g.
> none.gc.debug.stseg or asm_fast.gc.debug.stseg as the debugging grade.


> Second: when we print the set of libgrades at the end of the output of configure,
> and this list was NOT controlled by --enable-libgrades, we should include
> a message about --with-installation-profile and values it can be given.



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