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Re: [libvirt PATCH 2/2] meson: Add tests_timeout build option

On Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 10:25 AM Andrea Bolognani <abologna redhat com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2020-09-09 at 16:09 +0200, Pavel Hrdina wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 09, 2020 at 03:56:08PM +0200, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> > > Taking a step back,
> > > what are the reasons one might want to call either meson or ninja to
> > > run the test suite?
> >
> > It might be more natural for users to run `ninja && ninja test` but
> > since meson 0.54.0 it is possible to run `meson compile && meson test`.
> >
> > So the technically the only reason to use `meson test` instead of
> > `ninja test` is to use all the options of meson test.
> It looks like you can even do 'meson install', so basically you can
> do everything without ever invoking ninja directly.
> Interestingly, the %meson RPMs macros, at least in the form they
> currently exist in Fedora, seem to only use meson instead of ninja
> for running tests in addition to the setup phase, where of course
> using ninja is not an option. I wonder if, over time, that will
> change...

The Meson macros are maintained as part of Meson itself upstream, and
it was changed to use Meson directly with Meson 0.55.0:

This change was inspired by the change done in Fedora for CMake:

It is incredibly unlikely for Meson to switch back, because this
abstraction makes it possible to trivially switch out backends without
changing the interface.

真実はいつも一つ!/ Always, there's only one truth!

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