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Subject: Re: RFC: Remove autoconf support in libftdi-1.x

From: Xiaofan Chen <xiaofanc@xxxxxxxxx>
To: libftdi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 11:36:46 +0800
On Sat, Jul 10, 2010 at 8:56 AM, Xiaofan Chen <xiaofanc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 11:39 PM, Thomas Jarosch
> <thomas.jarosch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> we've supported the autoconf and cmake build system
>> since quite a while now in parallel.
>> My current plan is to drop autoconf support
>> in libftdi-1.x for various reasons:
>> - cmake syntax is easier to understand and maintain,
>>  requires less code for common tasks
>> - it's time consuming to keep two build
>>  systems in good condition
>> - cmake configures way faster than autoconf
>> - two build systems are confusing to new users
> Agree with all the above.
>> Objections?
> The only thing is how to build libftdi-1.0 under Windows,
> with either Cygwin or MinGW using CMake. I have not
> figured out how to do that myself.
> Cross-compiling under Linux works perfectly using
> MinGW (32bit MinGW or 64bit MinGW-w64). Since
> I use both Linux and Windows, this is okay for me.
> But I think some libftdi-1.0 users may not use
> Linux.
> So I do not really have an objection. I am not a fan of
> auto-tools myself. But rather I hope the CMake experts
> here can provide an instruction on Cygwin/MinGW under
> Windows.

Now that it seems to be possible to build libftdi-1.0
under Windows using MinGW, I no longer have
any objections.


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