Meson+Ninja Showing Speedy Build Results For Shotwell
Shotwell developer Jens Georg has provided some test results showing the benefits of Meson in Shotwell's case.
The Meson configure time is around 30 seconds quicker than Autotool's autogen.sh process in Shotwell's case. When it comes to the build times, Meson with Ninja yields a build time at two minutes nine seconds while the Autotools-based build process lasted for two minutes 25 seconds.
But with a hand-written Make file, the build process was a few seconds faster than Meson+Ninja that Shotwell happens to have. But Jens Georg says that he would take either Autotools or Meson over having to manage the hand-written Makefiles.
More details via Georg's blog.