Source directory restructuring

Geert Janssens geert.gnucash at
Wed Aug 9 13:02:34 EDT 2017

On woensdag 9 augustus 2017 18:51:52 CEST Geert Janssens wrote:
> > Geert and I use the cmake+ninja build system most of the time and the
> > Windows automated build has been using it for just over a year. I think
> > that it's well tested. There's a known problem that the dependency graph
> > doesn't capture everything especially for some of the scheme modules so
> > allowing too much parallelism (setting -j too high on a many-core machine)
> > will try to build some things before their dependencies are done. That's
> > not a blocker to dropping autotools. The only loose end at present is that
> > there are still a few rough edges in the dist target that need to be
> > cleaned up.
> Which dist target rough edges are you referring to here ?
> I know there is the issue I can't add files to the dist tarball
> (because Rob's dist rules prevent my cmake version from running the
> necessary commands). Other than that the dist tarball generated via both
> build systems are identical on my system after I ironed out a few minor
> issues last month. Since we're right now discussing dropping autotools,
> this very issue becomes moot.
> Do you know other ones ?

Oh, and there is this little detail called Travis... Perhaps I should first 
test whether it can switch to cmake or not.


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