[vlc-devel] [PATCH 0/3]i configure: Add --disable-all.

Georgi Chorbadzhiyski gf at unixsol.org
Thu Dec 1 18:00:15 CET 2011

Around 12/01/2011 06:57 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont scribbled:
> Le jeudi 1 décembre 2011 18:43:15 Georgi Chorbadzhiyski, vous avez écrit :
>> The following patch series add --disable-all switch to configure and
>> show enabled plugins when configure is over.
>> This allows me to compile minimal vlc with only:
>> ./configure \
>>   --disable-all \
>>   --enable-vlc \
>>   --enable-a52 \
>>   --enable-x264 \
>>   --enable-avcodec \
>>   --enable-avformat \
>>   --enable-swscale \
>>   --enable-sout \
>>   --enable-dvbpsi
>> There are some plugins in configure that are always enabled. For example
>> ./configure --disable-all results in the following plugins:
>>  access_shm, dynamicoverlay and fb
>> I'll fix these (add configure options for them) if the current aproach is
>> acceptable.
> First, most builders are complaining that they are far too many options. There 
> are about a hundred always or automatically enabled plugins. There is no way 
> we are adding options for them.
> Second, there is little to no point in adding options for plugins that don't 
> add dependencies. If you don't want them, don't package them in your binary 
> build rules.
> Third, I have been trying to move as much logic away from configure into the 
> Makefile as possible to reduce recompilation churn. I am totally against going 
> backward to configure.
> Forth, it's a feature, not a bug that you need to explicitly disable some 
> important stuff. I don't see the point except to help people shoot themselves 
> in the feet.

Ok, ignore my comment about access_shm, dynamicoverlay and fb I don't care about
them a lot. What about --disable-all?

Georgi Chorbadzhiyski

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