On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 12:07:55 +0100, Sven Neumann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Raphaėl Quinet <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > I think that it would be better to have an option in autogen.sh and > > configure.in that allows the CVS users to skip the API doc > > generation. This would make it easier to test the latest version on > > multiple platforms without having to wait for a GIMP tarball or to > > install all gtk-doc dependencies. > > configure.in depends on gtkdocize being present and it uses macros > that are defined in gtkdoc.m4 so there is no way to make this > optional.
Would you accept a patch that could make it optional? I haven't tried this yet, but it should be possible to modify autogen.sh in such a way that (when given the appropriate option) it would supply a substitute for gtkdoc.m4 so that the configure script could be generated from configure.in without requiring every build machine to have a working gtkdoc. This would be a bit similar to the way the configure script itself uses the "missing" script when some commands are not installed on the build machine. In another message, you wrote: > Use a tarball then. If you are building GIMP from CVS you are a hacker > and you need the tools that are required to build GIMP including the > developer documentation. If you build the GIMP on multiple platforms, you only need the developer documentation once. I have one machine (based on Debian testing) that can build the docs. I am happy with that and I would like to avoid having to set up gtkdoc on the other ones, especially on the old Solaris boxes that don't have any of the packages that gtkdoc depends on. Yet I would like to use the CVS version on these machines so that I can test (and maybe improve) the latest code without having to wait for a tarball. Also, with a tarball it is difficult to do "cvs diff" or "cvs log" while trying to track down how a bug could have appeared in a section of the code. -Raphaėl _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimpemail@example.com http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer