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Re: New build process?

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: New build process?
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 15:31:26 +0200

On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 15:11, Tim Cross <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I'm actually with Richard on this one.  I think the need to install,
>> update, and use any additional commands before "./configure; make" is
>> a nuisance whose justification is questionable at best.  It's just
>> that I gave up on talking people into catering to us dinosaurs whose
>> paradise was lost, and Richard is still trying, because he's a better
>> man than I am.
> If you believe you can do it and make it solid (which I expect you
> can), then go for it. I personally don't think it is necessary as we
> are talking about users who are choosing to interact at a low
> development level, which IMO is a moving target subject to change and
> instability. We should not set the bar too high here - put our efforts
> into improving emacs and not into improving the build process for
> those who chose to interact at this level.
> Yes, I guess I would be considered a dinosaur and possibly not even a

Dear dinosaur, can't you believe making the build process simple saves
a lot of time for many developers? And then it is possible for them to
improve Emacs even more. (Everything that makes Emacs more stable may
save a lot of time.)

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