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Re: Status of libtool 2.2.X?



Jens Petersen wrote:
> ----- "Kevin Kofler" <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:
>> * start discouraging shipping pregenerated files, instead make sure that 
>> autoreconf actually works (which mainly amounts to the above point about 
>> backwards compatibility).
>> But unfortunately, this won't solve the problem of the reliance on the shell, 
>> and as configure.ac scripts can contain arbitrary shell snippets, this can't 
>> really be fixed without a major redesign, the result of which would effectively 
>> no longer be autotools.
> 
> I would add:
> 
> * do not start new projects using autotools as far as possible

Maybe you can offer an alternative?  And no, I don't mean reciting names of
some hacks some cool kids may have put together for their birthday...  And not
something that requires me to install it first before I can build this tarball
I downloaded.

behdad


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