r22869 - gnucash/trunk/packaging/win32 - Win32 build: Can we get along without libgsf-gnome?

Christian Stimming christian at cstimming.de
Tue Apr 9 14:10:58 EDT 2013

Am Dienstag, 9. April 2013, 10:49:53 schrieb Derek Atkins:
> John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> writes:
> >> Great news.  And thanks.  I wonder if we need a periodic reset of that
> >> directory?
> > 
> > It would be nice if our build machinery could detect updated versions
> > of dependencies and automatically build them when found. Jhbuild does
> > this, but unfortunately nobody has yet succeeded in getting it to work
> > reliably on Win32.
> How does it detect that there's been a new release?  In our case we do
> want quazi-stable dependencies, in particular on the stable build.  We
> don't always want to build against the latest-and-greatest because they
> could introduce regressions.  c.f. the libofx crash we're seeing on
> windows.
> I thought we did have code that would rebuild a dependency if we upgrade
> it explicitly, but perhaps not?

Yes, we have that for most dependencies: We check by pkg-config --atleast-
version, which reliably builds the dependencies anew if we upgraded the 
version number.

We don't clean up all of the dependency installation directories, though, 
which caused the unnecessary big setup package. I don't see much problem in 
that, though, and thus wouldn't invest extra developement time in any 
automatic mechanism here.


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