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Re: [PATCH] {maint} repo: don't commit generated files in the git reposi

From: Andrew W. Nosenko
Subject: Re: [PATCH] {maint} repo: don't commit generated files in the git repository anymore
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 16:34:23 +0200

On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 16:12, Ralf Corsepius <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 12/09/2011 02:21 PM, Jim Meyering wrote:
>> Hi Ralf, It sounds like you're confusing with build-from-release-tarball.
> No, I am not.
>> There is a very long tradition of maintainer/developer build-from-VC
>> requiring more (and very recent) tools than usual.
> No, this is not true. Probably all GNU projects have carried their generated
> files inside of their VCSs.

At least GNU Emacs doesn't.  If more preciously, it has pregenerated
'configure' & Co in the autogen/ directory just for any case and
regenerate them periodically, but the main line doesn't rely on them
and assume that if developer able to cope with VCS then he can to run
'autoreconf' also.

> Automake was no exeception from this.

Andrew W. Nosenko <address@hidden>

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