[fdo-dev] fdo and fdocore

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Fri Jul 7 16:35:17 EDT 2006

Hi Greg,

Greg Boone wrote:
> [GB] My responses inline...
> Again, thank you for great detailed explanation.
> I have some question about build* scripts.
> Are those scripts considered as obligated for building FDO projects?
> Or are you going to keep autotools universal enough so users will be
> able to run them manually and build FDO projects with custom options
> e.g. custom --prefix etc.?
> [GB] The helper scripts we provide are not obligatory. These scripts are
> only meant to *supplement* standardized tools such as autoconf and
> configure. Custom options are meant to be fully supported however we
> have not yet extensively tested using them. This is especially true for
> the installation prefix. (See below)

OK, I understand it.

> After 3-4 days of working on the FDO project, I have an impression
> that the installation prefix is fixed, even manually coded in some
> places like:
> fdocore/Fdo/Unmanaged/Src/Fdo/ClientServices/RegistryUtility.cpp:777
> [GB] Yes, this is correct. We have not yet been able to remove the
> requirements in our code that will allow our users to use their own
> installation prefix using the configure script.

I see.

> Simply, what's the policy regarding customization of FDO building and
> installation.
> If you could put some light on this subject too I'd be thankful.
> [GB] I will respond to this question is a subsequent email.

Thank you very much.

Mateusz Loskot

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