[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Future plans for Autotools

From: Dan Kegel
Subject: Re: Future plans for Autotools
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 16:43:47 -0800

(Removing automake as the original message said "Followup discussion
should go to the Autoconf mailing list.")

I agree that consolidating support for the current architecture and
use cases is the place to start.

The number one screaming priority would seem to be adding continuous
integration. suggests that the preferred system
is Hydra.

New developers would almost certainly prefer gitlab or github as a
hosting/CI system
as opposed to Savanna + Hydra, but staying 100% free is a big gnu goal, so
it's worth trying Hydra first...?
- Dan

On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 4:07 PM Andy Tai <> wrote:
> It seems better not to start another language.  with already lack of
> resources, that will further dilate available resources, and hard to
> compete with other tools already us9ng Python's mature ecosystem
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 3:32 PM Bob Friesenhahn <
>> wrote:
> >
> > In my opinion, a new "language" designed specifically to meet the
> > needs of Autoconf should be developed and Autoconf should be
> > re-implemented using it.  There should be no more need to run external
> > utilities like 'sed', or 'awk' or other things which can be
> > implemented internally in a way which does not suffer from the white
> > space and delimiter issues that shell script does.
> > --
> > Bob Friesenhahn
> >

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]