[PATCH 0/2] Compilation warning fixes

Tomasz Wasilczyk twasilczyk at pidgin.im
Mon May 12 04:43:13 EDT 2014

12 maj 2014 08:35 "Felipe Contreras" <felipe.contreras at gmail.com>
> I've no idea why people are interested in
> libpurple-mini, but it seems there's quite a few.

Isn't it enough to compile official Pidgin with congifure switches that
disables Pidgin and Finch? I'm just curious.

> BTW. I saw in the archives some talk to use autotools for building on
> Windows which seems the absolute worst thing to do.

Some Pidgin devs also state that. But I still have no idea *why* is it the
worst thing to do. If we provide a repository with mingw dependencies it
will be repeatable. The only disadvantage I see is a longer build time on
Cygwin. But Cygwin is already a disaster.

> You could take a
> look at libpurple-mini's Makefile to see how it would be possible ans
> easy to have a build system that works for both Windows and UNIX
> systems, it's simple, readable and fast.

Do you maintain three buildsystems (Makefile, Makefile.am, Makefile.mingw)
separately? I looked at the one you mentioned and I'm not sure if it
handles every quirk of every unix we build for.

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