[Development] Posted Feb 28, 2013 23:22 UTC (Thu) by jake
On his blog, LibreOffice hacker Bjoern Michaelsen celebrates the conversion to make for LibreOffice builds. Michael Meeks congratulated Michaelsen and the others responsible for "killing our horrible, legacy, internal dmake". Michaelsen looks at the speed improvements that came with the new build system, which reduced the "null build" (nothing to do) from 5 minutes (30 minutes on Windows) to 37 seconds. "There are other things improved with the new build system too. For example, in the old build system, if you wanted to add a library, you had to touch a lot of places (at minimum: makefile.mk for building it, prj/d.lst for copying it, solenv/inc/libs.mk for others to be able to link to it, scp2 to add it to the installation and likely some other things I have forgotten), while now you have to only modify two places: one to describe what to build and one to describe where it ends up in the install. So while the old build system was like a game of jenga, we can now move more confidently and quickly."
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