Slick build output

Robert Shearman rob at
Fri Jan 28 09:54:33 CST 2005

Jason But wrote:

>Hello all,
>Not really related to the actual wine development but more to the 
>make/build/install environment.
>Remembering the most wine users will not necessarily be developers we should 
>consider improving the output of running (./configure && make) to make it 
>more user friendly.  Hopefully it should also be less confronting and 
>confusing to non developers.  I propose something similar to the way the 
>Linux kernel currently compiles.  The included patch changes make so that a 
>regular make will produce much nicer output while for those die-hards who 
>prefer the original output this can be achieved by executing
>make VERBOSE=yes
>I personally prefer the neater output even for development work, the compile 
>output doesn't scroll off the screen as quickly and warnings/errors can be 
>more easily spotted.
>This patch doesn't do the complete job, instead only produces output for the 
>compile (gcc) stages.  In fact, (make install) will produce no output at all!  
>If people think this is a good idea, simple extensions will lead to complete 
>output, just add the necessary 
>$(NICE_ECHO) "    whatever"
>to the proper places in each Make*.in file
>I am willing to do this if it is deemed to be good.

I think this would be really good for the reasons you have already 
stated. Though, you don't seem to have included the patch that you refer 
to above. Please continue your work on this!


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