Apache Thrift build script wrapper for the waf build system.
In order to make Thrift compile (easily) with Waf we made two change in order to avoid autoconf'n'friends.
For the Thrift library we provide a config.h file with the needed includes on Linux. Thrift already ships with a config.h for Windows, but the Linux variant was auto generated. We add one to avoid that step.
You can find our version in lib/thrift/config.h.
For the Thrift compiler we supply a version.h file. Again this file is auto generated. However, in recent version of Thrift and actual version.h file have been added. So when we upgrade from version 0.13.0 we may no longer need to provide this.
We unfortunately cannot build all of the Thrift tests, since we do not have support for Boost Test. Instead we can compile one of the "Stress tests" which does not rely on Boost Test. This requires that we first run the Thrift compiler on the path_to_thrift/test/Service.thrift file. In order to avoid this step we ship a pre-compiled version in test folder.
If you are on Linux you can build the Thrift compiler:
./waf configure --thrift_compiler ./waf build --thrift_compiler
And then compile the Service.thrift file like this:
./build/linux/thrift-compiler -gen cpp:no_skeleton -out test resolve_symlinks/thrift/test/StressTest.thrift