Experiments with buildung mousepad with meson

André Miranda andreldm1989 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 22 01:58:45 CEST 2016

Yeah, I forgot to pass -j4 to make, the build time has decreased to 6 
Probably mousepad isn't the best fit for a benchmark, still ninja's 
tricks[1] seem to give a fair performance boost, I wonder how it would 
perform on you machine.

1 - http://www.aosabook.org/en/posa/ninja.html

André Miranda

On 10/21/2016 11:29 AM, Matthew Brush wrote:
> On 2016-10-20 08:28 PM, André Miranda wrote:
>> Lately I've been playing with build systems and package managers for
>> C/C++, and Meson is one of the most promising.
>> People from Gnome is already has been experimenting this tool [1][2].
>> I was able to build mousepad as Flo instructed, even though I knew it's
>> so easy to set up, I was impressed by how fast Ninja is, it took 3.5s to
>> build while make made me wait for 10s.
> Building Mousepad with Autotools takes 3.3s here or 2s if I disable 
> the deprecation warnings that print to stdio. A full configure and 
> build takes 7s.
> I have a fast PC but I wonder are you using parallel make? Mousepad 
> being plain C and not having many files, 10s sounds like a lot unless 
> you are not parallelizing the build or have a slow machine.
> Regards,
> Matthew Brush
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