[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #4397: win32 dependancy resolver and build script

Nigel Pearson nigel at ind.tansu.com.au
Tue Apr 29 03:11:27 UTC 2008

> The script appears to be seriously broken, in my opinion.
> Why is it installing tools that the developer should (IMO, at least)?
> Why is it compiling qt4 from scratch?

That is the Mac guys' fault :-) and the Win guys copied.

Jeremiah's osx-packager.pl built all the dependencies.
At the time, I thought that was wasteful, but harmless.

Since then, I have upgraded my dev machines several times,
and swap between builds of 0.19, head, and 0-21-fixes.
Having one disk image per build env. has been a godsend!

(although moving symlinks for the version of MySQL
  and Qt is always possible, just more frustrating)

> At the _very_ least, I'd think this should be split into a 'install
> dependencies', and 'build myth' scripts.

Yes. Having a separate win32-deps.bat/pl,
win32-build.pl and win32-packager.pl
would be tidier, and a little faster.

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