[gnutls-devel] GnuTLS | consider using an alternative build system (#320)

Development of GNU's TLS library gnutls-devel at lists.gnutls.org
Thu Dec 6 08:52:43 CET 2018

I have no love for autotools, and I am not excited about their design or restrictions (i.e., very hard to build on windows natively, m4 macros or a clutter of auto-generated files), so I wouldn't be negative to having a more modern option which is cleaner and  moving to something more modern (and cleaner) to autotools which still allows us to run on target platforms (windows/linux/macosx/freebsd). I do not know how easy would a move like that be (e.g., a move to cmake), due to our dependency in gnulib. The following discussion seems quite pessimistic:


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