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Re: Automake 1.11.2b test release

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: Automake 1.11.2b test release
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 22:03:58 +0100

On 01/27/2012 09:23 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 01/27/2012 01:08 PM, NightStrike wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 1:47 AM, Ralf Corsepius
>> <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>>   - The support for the "obscure" multilib feature has been deprecated,
>>>>     and will be moved out of the automake core in the next major Automake
>>>>     release (1.12).
>>> Bummer - Please reconsider this and understand that politliness prohibits me
>>> to furtherly comment on this.
>> Seconded.
> Moving multilib files out of the core does not mean that it is being
> permanently broken, it only means that you have to start pulling in the
> contrib directory if you want to use multilib.  That is, we're not
> killing the feature entirely, we're only splitting it out of automake
> proper into its own project, where it will hopefully get more attention
> than what the current level it is getting while embedded in automake.
> Re-read the list where we discussed this - gcc is doing a better
> maintenance job of multilib support in the first place, so this move is
> intended to point you towards the better-maintained source in the first
> place.
Exactly.  Thanks for the nice summarization.

On the top of that, the removal is planned for Automake 1.12, not in the
1.11.x series (you'll get only a warning there).


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