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Re: New build process?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: New build process?
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 06:03:54 -0400

> Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 17:58:39 +1000
> From: Tim Cross <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden, 
>       address@hidden
> Still, my main pint is I don't think we should get too carried away
> trying to automate all of this. It is a common requirement and while
> some may have been caught out, it is something you should expect when
> working this close to the development layer.

I'm actually with Richard on this one.  I think the need to install,
update, and use any additional commands before "./configure; make" is
a nuisance whose justification is questionable at best.  It's just
that I gave up on talking people into catering to us dinosaurs whose
paradise was lost, and Richard is still trying, because he's a better
man than I am.

> Efforts were made to communicate the changes on this list (by you
> IIRC Eli)

Actually, I think it was Glenn, not me.

> My objection with trying to automate or eliminate this simple step
> is that the solution can often be worse than the problem

The solution is, quite obviously, to have the configure script in the
repo.  No, don't answer that.

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