revising the scripts

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Sun Dec 3 09:11:23 PST 2006


Are you back to your regular routine now? Hope the conference went well.

I wanted to revisit the idea of revising and improving our build 
scripts. I'm not sure what ideas you may have, but I'm anxious to hear them.

One thing that occurred to me which might prove helpful, especially when 
developing the CD, is that we could have the main scripts use a 
pre-generated tools tarball. We keep the necessary info in the scripts 
to build the tools, but by default they grab one that we've already 
built. We only ever need to build tools whenever something is changed 
that affect them. This should cut down the regular build time by a good 
deal. Thoughts?


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