Happy 2022 everyone! Hope it was a safe one. I managed to travel a bit and visit my family while somehow dodging Omicron each step of the way. I guess you cant ask for much more than that.
I am keeping busy at work integrating BuildStream with a rather large, tricky set of components, Makefiles and a custom dependency management system. I am appreciating how much flexibility BuildStream provides. As an example, some internal tools expect builds to happen at a certain path. BuildStream makes it easy to customize the build path by adding this stanza to the .bst file:
variables: build-root: /magic/path
I am also experimenting with committing whole build trees as artifacts, as a way to distribute tests which are designed to run within a build tree. I think this will be easier in Bst 2.x, but it’s not impossible in Bst 1.6 either.
Besides that I have been mostly making music, stay tuned for a new Vladimir Chicken EP in the near future.