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From Dmitriy Setrakyan <dsetrak...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Improving Linux build process for C++ components.
Date Thu, 07 Apr 2016 09:02:26 GMT
Thanks Igor!

I think I like it, assuming that it will be properly documented. However, I
am not an expert on C++. Would be nice if other folks in the community
could comment as well.

D.

On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 8:11 AM, Igor Sapego <isapego@gridgain.com> wrote:

> Hello, Igniters,
>
> Lately I've been working on the C++ components of Ignite and
> I believe we need to rework the way we are building and shipping C++
> components in Linux with Autotools.
>
> I'll explain. Currently build process of the Apache Ignite C++ client
> library looks like follows:
> cd $IGNITE_HOME/platforms/cpp/utils
> libtoolize
> aclocal
> autoheader
> automake --add-missing
> autoreconf
> ./configure
> make
> sudo make install (sic!)
>
> cd $IGNITE_HOME/platforms/cpp/binary
> ... (repeate above steps for every other library)
>
> Basically user needs to build all components (including internal libraries)
> manually in the right order making a lot of steps. More than that, to build
> most libs they need to install Ignite components for their system. And
> additionally they need to have autotools installed for they system to build
> Ignite.
>
> What I propose is to change build process to something as simple as:
> cd $IGNITE_HOME/platforms/cpp
> ./configure [--enable-component1 [--disable-component-2] ...]
> make
>
> This will not require root, autotools, knowledge of the sequence and
> dependencies between internal components and it's just much simpler.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> Best Regards,
> Igor
>

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