[vlc-devel] [RFC] rename contrib/bootstrap to contrib/configure

Steve Lhomme robux4 at ycbcr.xyz
Sat Feb 1 16:43:51 CET 2020

We can always keep a bootstrap that calls configure with a deprecated warning 

> On 1 Feb 2020, at 11:45, Alexandre Janniaux <ajanni at videolabs.io> wrote:
> Hi,
>> On Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 09:35:45AM +0100, Steve Lhomme wrote:
>> We can fix our own scripts easily (at least a Merge Request on Gitlab should
>> validate the changes). I don't know about other build scripts out there. But
>> figuring out a file that used to be there is not there anymore should be
>> easy.
>> Also I don't think that many people transitioned to the VLC 4.0 tree yet.
>> As for creating scripts in general, calling it bootstrap might be
>> misleading. Especially since it can create things when no options are set,
>> like an actual bootstrap.
> I don't care either, but I don't think it's misleading,
> or would not know what consequences it brings anyway.
> In addition, it's an «issue» that is easily solved by
> writing/maintaining clear build instruction and make it
> easily available for the user.
> Regards,
> --
> Alexandre Janniaux
> Videolabs
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