SCons, Wine, and Winelib

Scott Ritchie scott at
Thu Feb 17 13:11:59 CST 2005

On Thu, 2005-02-17 at 13:19 +0100, Francois Gouget wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Feb 2005, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> > Ok, currently Winelib relies on GNU autoconf, makefiles and friends to
> > get a working app.
> The current winemaker does not generate or use autoconf.
> I've never use SCons either but the advantage of generating regular 
> Makefiles is that many many developers are familiar with them. I would 
> even venture that with something like 99% open source projects using 
> Makefiles there are more developers familiar with Makefiles than with 
> SCons scripts. Generating an SCons script would just be totally 
> confusing for these developers.

Well, remember, we are (hopefully) targeting Windows developers here who
have previously been using Visual Studio for migration with Winelib.
Even among open source projects for Windows, use of makefiles is
exceedingly rare.

Scott Ritchie

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