Pretty Build System (Take 3)

Robert Shearman rob at
Wed May 30 14:06:20 CDT 2007

Tom Spear wrote:
> On 5/29/07, Robert Shearman <rob at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Attached is a patch that reduces the verbosity of the build system by
>> printing the build commands in one of two formats:
>> COMMAND output_file
>> or
>> COMMAND input_file -> output_file
>> I hope it meets Alexandre's requirements of not reducing portability of
>> Wine to other platforms (including Windows).
> Well, after applying the patch and doing like Kirill instructed me, it
> looks pretty good.  I just have a couple of nits, and they really can
> be worked out later on.
> 1) make depend/make install/make uninstall/make test, etc does not
> appear "pretty"

make depend and make test should appear "pretty", but I haven't worked 
on make install/uninstall yet.

> 2) is there any way to "prettify" the entering/leaving directory
> messages, I think the 2.6 kernel has it that way, but I'm not 100%
> sure

You can use "make --no-print-directory".

Rob Shearman

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