[Geany-devel] Build system branch 2.0

Nick Treleaven nick.treleaven at xxxxx
Wed Feb 10 13:01:11 UTC 2010

On Sat, 6 Feb 2010 16:40:57 +0100
Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de> wrote:

> IMO way too much information.
> I already said that about the current build settings in the SVN version
> and this one is even worse, IMHO. Yes, for users who want the ultimate
> control of every single build option that could be useful but, as also
> said multiple times before, the idea of Geany's build system was to be
> easy to use and to just get the job done. From my experience, this was
> much appreciated by users (getting lots of mail stating this). Well,
> this feature we will loose with the current rework in the SVN version
> and with the mockup in the new branch, it won't get better, IMHO.
> Sorry when this sounds a bit hard and I do understand your motivation
> to make it all more flexible. But it's maybe just not want
> some/most/all users want.

I agree, I don't like this design, sorry Lex ;-)

I think making all functionality available is overkill. We've got to
come up with a design that makes sense for each set of commands.

For example, you can only have one build command stopable, unless you
make new build tabs in the message window. I think this is too complex.

Any increase in functionality needs to have a rationale. Do we need
each command to be handled individually, or should sets of commands
have the same behaviour? I prefer the latter.


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