Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Fwd: Re: Storing Generated Code in Git [Was: master 9079e3a: Che
From: Anders Broman <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 02:42:41 +0200


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Från: "Evan Huus" <[email protected]>
Datum: 24 jun 2014 00:14
Ämne: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Storing Generated Code in Git [Was: master 9079e3a: Cheat and try to fix the generated file manually.]
Till: "Developer support list for Wireshark" <[email protected]>
Kopia:

> On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 5:32 PM, Guy Harris <[email protected]> wrote:
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>> On Jun 23, 2014, at 2:06 PM, Evan Huus <[email protected]> wrote:
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>> > As far as I can see, the main arguments for storing generated code in git are:
>> > - not all platforms have the tools necessary to generate the code
>> > - generating it can take lots of time
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>> I see four different types of people/groups building from source:
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>>         1) people who just want the latest Wireshark for a platform for which there are no binary packages;
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>>         2) people who want to build the latest Wireshark from source rather than trusting binary packages;
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>>         3) people who want to do Wireshark development;
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>>         4) people building binary packages for a release.
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>> People in group 1 would, presumably, want a source tarball that requires as few tools to build as possible.
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>> People in group 2 might, or might not, want that, depending on whether they trust the tools that generate source.
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>> People in group 3 might well need to re-build the generated source files, as they might be modifying the source from which they're generated.  They could use a tarball as long as they're only tweaking existing C or C++ code, but if they're adding new code or modifying something that's used to generate other source. they're just like people building from Git.
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>> People in group 4 probably could build from a tarball; if they don't want to do that, I have no problem requiring them to have *all* the tools necessary to generate the code or making the process take longer.
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>> So perhaps what we should do is:
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>>         not check generated code into Git;
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>>         put all generated code into the source tarballs.
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> That works fine for me. I have no philosophical objections to putting generated code into a source tarball.

Presumably we should rebuild all the DCERPC files as well at buildtime then?

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