The patch adds a conditional automake directive (AM_SILENT_RULES) that when coupled with the --enable-silent-rules switch on a ./configure script will result in less noisy build output while still displaying any compiler warnings/errors and makes such warnings/errors much easier to sift through if the build output is being logged to a file.
All of FDO (Core/Utilities/Providers) and a select few automake-driven Thirdparty projects have been modified by this patch to use silent rules.
Re: Patch for ticket 874: Use or support automake silent rules
Looks OK to me.
From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Jackie Ng
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2014 6:07 AM
To: [hidden email] Subject: Re: [fdo-internals] Patch for ticket 874: Use or support automake silent rules
Has anybody taken a look at this patch?
Anything that can improve the Linux build experience (even by having cleaner build output) is a good thing.