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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] autoconf 2.13 not 2.69

From: carl hansen
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] autoconf 2.13 not 2.69
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 20:50:32 -0700

On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 4:22 PM bill-auger <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:38:03 -0700 carl wrote:
> > What's the deal? autoconf up to date is 2.69, why should I have to
> > reinstall old versions?
> one good reason would be because that is the version that will allow
> this program to compile properly

Well then, icecat should be changed to work with later autoconf.

Autoconf is a tool to make other software better/faster/more correct.
If autoconf has been improved , why shouldn't icecat development get
the benefits of those
improvements, by adjust icecat to work with it.

Also , then developers can just use latest version of autoconf
(likewise rest of toolchain)
and thus always have the benefits of the latest improvements.
> that is the very reason why software releases are versioned - if only
> the newest version of every software was useful, then there would not
> need to be any versions - we would all just rock whatevr is the current
> HEAD today of the git master of each tool and dependency like our golang
> and javascript friends do, cross our fingers, and hope for the best :)

We still have to hope for the best.
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