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Re: Status of libtool 2.2.X?



On Monday 01 December 2008 07:33:08 pm Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> 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

Oh, and I suggest trying to get everyone to distribute their software such 
that users need not install anything to build the tarball -- they should ship 
gcc with the tarball under that logic.

-- 
Conrad Meyer <konrad tylerc org>



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