Feedback on the New Build System

Mike Duigou mike.duigou at
Wed Mar 13 19:18:23 UTC 2013

I generally agree that logging is something I want to tune dynamically. Logging is one of the few things I prefer as an environment variable.

As a compromise though perhaps a configure option to adjust the default logging level might work. Still overridable via LOG but with a configurable default.

The help documentation could/should also be improved to document "Environment variables which can effect configuration" and "Environment variables which can effect build". These do need to be described separately even if there are some which apply to both.


On Mar 13 2013, at 12:06 , Dalibor Topic wrote:

> On 3/13/13 7:35 PM, Andrew Hughes wrote:
>> I still think it should be a configure option, which is the first place I looked.
> You'd usually use it if something interesting happens, like a build failure, and 
> it's a you're 'not sure how it could have come to this' situation, so in that case, 
> having to re-run configure, and potentially the whole build again seems like a worse
> option then just adding a variable to the make run as you need it (or not).
> cheers,
> dalibor topic
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