On Sat, Aug 30, 2003 at 05:23:46PM -0700, David Ross wrote:
I absolutely agree that what should be compiled should only be what is
needed, and/or only what is needed should be loaded. Similar to the
Linux method of configuration for compilation and for the modules too.
But what I have read about imake vs. the GNU Autotools is that imake is
not very flexible in this regard. Or am I dead wrong? Perhaps we need
to add another level/layer of abstraction on top of imake? I also read
that there where some other problems with imake because it used the
c-pre-processor, what has/have your experiences been?
It is already possible to configure the xfree build process to only
compile and install stuff you want/need. It can all be configure in the
host.def, which drivers to compile, which apps, which libs, ...
All that is needed is imho a nice dialog based config tool to do this.