[Monodevelop-devel] Adding project build dependencies in MD's makefiles

Mike Kestner mkestner at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 10:18:06 EST 2008

On Tue, 2008-11-18 at 09:54 -0500, Lluis Sanchez Gual wrote:
> > There's potentially a larger issue, in that the MD makefiles are
> > synchronized by MD itself, so the functionality which does this sync
> > apparently does not currently support robust dependency checking for its
> > output.  Regardless of whether the MD project wants to have robust
> > dependency checking for project references, I suspect many of our users
> > will want it.
> No, that's unrelated. Makefile synchronization just keeps in sync lists
> of files and references, but it does not decide what to do with those.
> That's up to the makefile. 

So the sync code doesn't create make targets for project assemblies?
And it doesn't update those targets at all after they are created?
That's surprising to me.  I thought we could create a valid Makefile for
a project from scratch.  I also thought we created distribution tarballs
which had automake based build systems.  All of the above scenarios
would require make target dependency handling for project references.

Mike Kestner <mkestner at gmail.com>

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