FESCo Proposal for blocking older version of autoconf & automake
rc040203 at freenet.de
Wed May 7 04:39:35 UTC 2008
On Mon, 2008-05-05 at 23:38 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-05-05 at 23:28 -0400, Casey Dahlin wrote:
> > In light of this, I have a proposal:
> > We fix our specs to not use autoconf, and remove the old versions as
> > stated, but we keep them around, perhaps in another branch in CVS or
> > simply removed from the F10 tag. Then we just wait for complaints. If
> > someone comes in and says "I was actively using that" we can just slap
> > it back in. After one release cycle we can flush the rest.
> And we do all this work because we have nothing better to do ?
> Whats the gain, again ?
Improved portability of your packages, improved robustness of your
configury and much simpler Makefiles (wrt. automake).
That's the core points the autotools are after and upstreams should be
after - Of cause, these aspects are not of much importance if your
target audience is Linux-only.
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