[ros-dev] Static - dynamic generation of reactos.dff

Jérôme Gardou jerome.gardou at laposte.net
Sat Oct 30 00:24:11 UTC 2010

Hi reactos developers.

As many of you know, the cmake branch development is going along and is 
the occasion of many innovations in the way reactos is built.

One of this way is the reactos.dff file. Currently, it is a static file, 
meaning that each time you want to add a module to reactos, you have to 
edit this file. What I propose is to create this file dynamically, when 
parsing the build system file. Adding a reactos module twould then be as 
simple as (!) creating a new build file for this module.

For those who are concerned about slipstreaming or optional files like 
wallpapers or whatever hacking they do with the current reactos.dff, it 
will be as easy as before. There will be a file to edit, which will be 
the "static" part of it. Whatever you'll write in this file will be 
written back to reactos.dff, so there is no need to worry about that.

What do you think?


PS : The patch is there. It waits for your approval :-)

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