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here comes meson

Authored by bu5hm4n on Sep 8 2018, 8:52 AM.



a new shiny buildtool that currently completes in the total of ~ 4 min..
1 min. conf time
2:30 min. build time
Where autotools takes:
1:50 min. conf time
3:40 min. build time.

meson was taken because it went quite good for enlightenment, and is a traction gaining system that is also used by other mayor projects. Additionally, the DSL that is defined my meson makes the configuration of the builds a lot easier to read.

Further informations can be gathered from the README.meson

Right now, bindings are missing.

Co-authored-by: Mike Blumenkrantz <>

Depends on D7011

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For such a big commit, the commit message is way too small. I know this has been discussed for a long time on mail and IRC, but only the git log remains... ?

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I verified it configures (after I installed libxkb-dev, libinput-dev and libgbm-dev and used -Davahi=false) and it builds blazingly fast (albeit with many warnings, log here: P234).
It ninja installed in mere seconds.
I then randomly checked some elementary_tests and everything worked fine (just the regular hundreds of console warnings).

So I'd say this is in good shape, but I miss the C# bindings very much.

It is worth saying, though, that with autotools my default install dir was /usr/local/lib and now it changed to /usr/local/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu, so I ended up with a dual installation and a very confused pkg-config.

Its not perfect yes, but its the meson default, i don't like to change that :)

This revision was not accepted when it landed; it landed in state Needs Review.Oct 2 2018, 8:24 AM
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