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Re: Release next week?

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: Release next week?
Date: 10 Apr 2001 02:17:19 -0700
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Akim Demaille <address@hidden> writes:

> I think 2.51 will probably be released soon afterwards.  Nonetheless, I
> would like to introduce deep internal changes: introduce autom4te.  I'd
> like autom4te to be written in Perl, i.e., starting from 2.51, Autoconf
> will require Perl, and the same Perl as Automake.  I don't think this is
> a hard requirement today as anyway I don't think there are many
> Autoconf-non-Automake projects today.

One of the parts of my regular day job is compiling free software for all
the platforms we support.  My experience is that the majority, possibly
the vast majority, of projects that use autoconf do not use automake.

Please note that this is not disagreement with requiring Perl, about which
I have no particular opinion.

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <>

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