vartest.c - major pain in the build process
dmitry at baikal.ru
Sun Feb 27 04:03:55 CST 2005
"Krzysztof Foltman" <kfoltman at portal.onet.pl> wrote:
> > Well, I'd argue that compilation time of full Wine tree is much longer
> > than that single test. If you compile from source it's your choice.
> It's still an important percentage of the total compile time. And it's
> not always possible to use binaries - particularly I'm not the best
> candidate for that option, being a Wine hacker ;-)
Then perhaps it's better to upgrade your hw/compiler/etc, or somehow
schedule your development time to compile Wine while you are doing
> > Even more drastic route to go is to go and complain to gcc people,
> > that's certainly not a Wine fault.
> Well, almost no other program triggers this misbehaviour, so it might be
> useful to work around that bug.
It's a very dubious statement. I'm certain that this is not a Wine bug
since compiling that code with MSVC compiler works several times faster.
> Or disable the test by default
> completely. It could save hundreds of users from hours of wasted time.
Ordinary users are not supposed to compile the code intented for developers
> Looks like a pragmatic solution. It's not Wine's fault, but it's not the
> user's fault either, so why punish him for gcc bugs if it's not necessary?
Sure, that's why we have already compiled binaries for download.
> It's a bit awkward to require everyone to upgrade a monster like gcc in
> order to speed up a several minute long (10 minutes and more)
> compilation of the module that has little use for most users and even
Then just disable the code you don't want to compile in your tree before
building Wine. Just do it locally, and not ask everybody to follow your
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