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[AUCTeX-devel] Version strings...

From: David Kastrup
Subject: [AUCTeX-devel] Version strings...
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 12:38:30 +0200
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after thinking a bit about the stuff with version.texi and other
places where we use version strings, I am of the opinion that this
sort of version string generation, now scattered over several files
and sometimes automatic and sometimes not, should maybe done by exclusively.

The disadvantage would be that we would get the unchanged version
numbers even from people downstream.  However, since downstream is not
likely to add anything to our own ChangeLog file, that's the situation
we are likely going to have to deal with, anyway.

The release/snapshot/package creation process would run, so
that should get us the right results.

As I see it, there are a few issues remaining for that automation:

a) needs version info.  We would likely read it in from a
generated file.  Or let autoconf run on standard input and pipe the
version information into it before

b) the RPM spec file.  I don't think it is possible to read info from
other files, so we would likely have to splice it into the file itself
using sed.  If we do that, we actually could do the same with

It does not seem to make much sense in having some of the information
updated by configure rather than autoconf: it will likely only buy us

So actually should probably be the only utility actually
taking a look at ChangeLog, and the information should trickle down
from there.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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