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Re: Priorities in Automake developement

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Priorities in Automake developement
Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 17:43:37 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2010-04-22)

This topic is actually better discussed when the list server is up
again, and on the automake@ list, so others can chime in, too.

So just a couple of quick notes for now, and I hope to write more
about the general topic soonish:

* Stefano Lattarini wrote on Sun, Aug 08, 2010 at 03:59:34PM CEST:
>  1. For a "newbie", hacking/analizyng the testsuite is a really good
>     way to get accustomed to the overall functionalities of a software
>     package, which is IMO a prerequisite for modifying the software
>     itself (this is especially true if the testsuite has a low entry
>     barrier, like Automake's one does).  So far, my experience with
>     Automake seems to confirm this idea.

ACK.  But at some point you can think about getting ahead of this stage.

>  2. Automake, in its current incarnation, is mostly feature-complete
>     IMHO

I don't quite agree; esp. since several people want automake to do
several other things, too.

> So I think that my time hacking the Automake testsuite is not badly
> employed, after all.  And it's kinda fun, too :-)



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