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Re: an update to automake-1.11?



On Tue, 2009-07-07 at 18:16 -0400, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> Jesse Keating writes:
> 
> > These days distributing via tarball is bizarre.  Distributed source 
> > control is changing the way that projects work and release. Sure there are 
> > plenty of projects out here that don't work this way but more and more are 
> > headed in this direction. 
> 
> Yes. If I get the desire to build a new library, or something, I always want 
> to just find the URL to the upstream's source control repo, then check out 
> whatever I find in there, and run with it. I'm confident that I will never 
> have any problems building it, and it won't have any issues.
> 
> This is the best and the most reliable mechanism of downloading stable code.
> 

Ahem.  Tagged releases in source code.  Just skipping the step of
extracting that into a tarball to pass around.

-- 
Jesse Keating
Fedora -- FreedomĀ² is a feature!
identi.ca: http://identi.ca/jkeating

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