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    Add meson.build files to build with meson · 51db8475
    Dave Reisner authored
    Provide both build systems in parallel for now, to ensure that we work
    out all the differences between the two. Some time from now, we'll give
    up on autotools.
    Meson tends to be faster and probably easier to read/maintain. On my
    machine, the full meson configure+build+install takes a little under
    half as long as a similar autotools-based invocation.
    Building with meson is a two step process. First, configure the build:
      meson build
    Then, compile the project:
      ninja -C build
    There's some mild differences in functionality between meson and
    autotools.  specifically:
    1) No singular update-po target. meson only generates individual
    update-po targets for each textdomain (of which we have 3).  To make
    this easier, there's a build-aux/update-po script which finds all
    update-po targets and runs them.
    2) No 'make dist' equivalent. Just run 'git archive' to generate a
    suitable tarball for distribution.