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    Phoronix: Meson 0.52 Released With Better Support For Solaris/Illumos

    While popularity in Solaris-based operating systems may be on the decline, for Meson to ultimately replace other build systems it will need good support for said operating systems where Automake, CMake, and others are well supported. As such, with this weekend's Meson 0.52 release comes with better support for Solaris and the OpenSolaris-derived Illumos platforms...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-0.52-Released

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    Meson is the solution to problems like cmake.

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    • #3
      Easily the best build system. Insanely fast, easily expandable with folders in the src, easily learned (Compared to current options), it's near perfection.

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      • #4
        Solaris have no future. It was open sourced with Sun, but Oracle closed it and made it all closed source and proprietary, and killed the OpenSolaris project.
        And proprietary Unix lost, that battle is already lost, Linux won. AIX, HP-UX, IRIX, and Solaris lost.
        Oracle don't even seem interested in Solaris, they're more investing in Oracle Linux.

        Now DTrace is on Linux, and ZFS is kind of on Linux too.
        I hope best ideas can be taken from Solaris and adopted to Linux, if there is anything worth to take a look at.

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        • #5
          Y'all need this:

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          • #6
            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
            Solaris have no future. It was open sourced with Sun, but Oracle closed it and made it all closed source and proprietary, and killed the OpenSolaris project.
            And proprietary Unix lost, that battle is already lost, Linux won. AIX, HP-UX, IRIX, and Solaris lost.
            Oracle don't even seem interested in Solaris, they're more investing in Oracle Linux.

            Now DTrace is on Linux, and ZFS is kind of on Linux too.
            I hope best ideas can be taken from Solaris and adopted to Linux, if there is anything worth to take a look at.
            At least exists as a potential replacement for when Linux gets too FUBAR'ed. Not "if", " when".

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            • #7
              Originally posted by aht0 View Post

              At least exists as a potential replacement for when Linux gets too FUBAR'ed. Not "if", " when".
              It seems you like playing with dead things.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                And proprietary Unix lost, that battle is already lost, Linux won.
                Not entirely: QNX is propretary Unix and its market share is growing rapidly, esp. in the automotive sector.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                  Solaris have no future. It was open sourced with Sun, but Oracle closed it and made it all closed source and proprietary, and killed the OpenSolaris project.
                  And proprietary Unix lost, that battle is already lost, Linux won. AIX, HP-UX, IRIX, and Solaris lost.
                  Oracle don't even seem interested in Solaris, they're more investing in Oracle Linux.

                  Now DTrace is on Linux, and ZFS is kind of on Linux too.
                  I hope best ideas can be taken from Solaris and adopted to Linux, if there is anything worth to take a look at.
                  I wrote some of (not all of) the code to get Solaris/illumos generally working (I also incidently worked on haiku, and several of the BSDs). For mesa and Xorg we need to continue to support operating systems that are very niche. Without support for illumos and Solaris in meson Xorg was looking at never dropping autotools support, that's not a good plan. It also wasn't that much work to fix illumos once we got the linkers split (Which we needed to do for lots of other cases like clang on windows, gcc on macos, clang/gcc + lld, etc) since most of the workarounds were already present for at least one of the BSDs.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

                    Not entirely: QNX is propretary Unix and its market share is growing rapidly, esp. in the automotive sector.
                    Also he forgot about XNU/Darwin used in macOS.

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