[Scummvm-devel] ScummVM goes buildbot
max at quendi.de
Wed Mar 18 23:31:40 CET 2009
True, reseting _host or adding a new _host_desc field would be a
crutch. Just like _host_alias is a crutch, which isn't easily
explained to anybody having to work on the configure script (esp. w/o
I am not particular fond of any of these approaches. They just cover
up the real problem with more hacks, instead of solving it. So, while
it's OK that you commited the _host_alias bit for now, ultimately I
want to get rid of this again. (and of the _host_vendor var, which
currently not used. Good thing, too ;).
In particular, we should revise various checks that look at _host*
values and change them to work differently. E.g. choose the plugin
code not based on _host_os, but rather based on a new variable
_plugin_build_method, which is set earlier in an appropriate fashion.
Same for others.
One thing that could factor in here and which was totally ignored in
this discussion so far is the --backend switch and the corresponding
_backend variable. This is e.g. used by the iPhone port.
Anyway, I have no clear picture on this yet. I guess it's best to wait
for the wii and dc code to hit configure in SVN, then look at the
resulting code and devise an appropriate solution while taking the
actual needs of ports into account.
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