jm + meson   1

GTK+ switches build from Autotools to Meson
'The main change is that now GTK+ takes about ⅓ of the time to build
compared to the Autotools build, with likely bigger wins on older/less
powerful hardware; the Visual Studio support on Windows should be at
least a couple of orders of magnitude easier (shout out to Fan
Chun-wei for having spent so, so many hours ensuring that we could
even build on Windows with Visual Studio and MSVC); and maintaining
the build system should be equally easier for everyone on any platform
we currently support.'

Looking at http://mesonbuild.com/ it appears to be Python-based and
AL2-licensed open source.

On the downside, though, the Meson file is basically a Python script,
which is something I'm really not fond of :( more details at http://taint.org/2011/02/18/001527a.html .
meson  build  coding  dev  autotools  gtk+  python 
august 2017 by jm

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