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Re: Files to keep in a control versioning system

From: Paulo J. Matos
Subject: Re: Files to keep in a control versioning system
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 11:41:32 +0000

On Jan 24, 2008 9:54 PM, Warren Young <address@hidden> wrote:
> Paulo J. Matos wrote:
> >
> > Which files of a autotools project should be kept in a control
> > versioning system?
> IMHO, nothing generated goes in the repository.  Ever.  If that means
> some developers are using different tools to generate these files and so
> get different results, that's a good thing: it exposes platform
> assumptions, which always need to be fixed or documented.  If your users
> can't figure out how to bootstrap the build, checking generated files
> into the system to help them out amounts to ignoring these platform issues.
> I don't mean to imply that bootstrapping a build system is always easy.
>   Just that the necessary tools and procedures be documented, and as
> wide a range of tool versions be allowed as is practical.

Thanks Warren,

I think I'll follow your method.

Paulo Jorge Matos - pocm at
PhD Student @ ECS
University of Southampton, UK

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