|Re: How to let eclipse execute ./configure; make; make install on a project? [message #1750377 is a reply to message #1750321]
||Tue, 20 December 2016 14:11
Registered: October 2012
most all free projects out there are buil[t] with ./configure; make; make install,
I disagree. In general, mostly only when autotools has been used which also means with Linux. It's common with GNU software but there are other methods .
You can still do this by changing the build command in your projects but it's not clear why it should be generally provided.
You have never said why you want to run the configure script for every build. The only reason for doing so is when the configuration changes thus the need for a new Makefile. How often can it change? I would think it only needs to be done once for most cases. I can see running Make if the code is changing. If you are adding/removing code modules, it's rather easy to have Make discover them using wildcard searches.
I have to understand the implementation before not liking it.
What's to understand? Project->Build All builds all projects in the workspace. There is no facility to test if a build is necessary so Build All will literally build everything. If they need to be built in some order you can specify it.
You sound like you want a pre-Make with auto-discovery of build order. Try writing one. Now try writing one that will generally fit all or most users. You may then see how difficult it is. However, if you're successful, consider joining the development team and share your efforts.
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