Building Squeak for Solaris 5.6
[was: Re: Need help building 2.3 VM.]
Joerg.Brunsmann at FernUni-Hagen.de
Thu Feb 25 10:13:10 UTC 1999
Marcus Denker wrote:
> GNU autoconf/automake/libtool
> This is used by many other Open Source (tm) projects (even Netscape).
> autoconf generates these nice ./configure scripts that build Makefiles
> and test for many common Unix-compatiblility problems.
> IMHO it would be good to convert the UnixSqueak to use autoconf.
> (and I volunteer to do it).
Although a mighty task, that's a good idea, because:
1. The Unix makefiles are far too complicated for users who only
want to build a VM on their platform.
2. For example, generating a headless VM with
$ ./configure --enable-headless
is easier than modifying the source code.
3. Since feature based cpp defines (e.g. HAS_FEATURE_XY) will replace
OS specific defines (e.g. SUNOS_56) in the C source code it is likely
that it will be more readable.
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