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[emms-help] Re: Packaging as RPM and Makefile

From: Tim Landscheidt
Subject: [emms-help] Re: Packaging as RPM and Makefile
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 14:28:45 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Lucas Bonnet <address@hidden> wrote:

>>> I think you'd be better of packaging the HEAD (it should be very
>>> stable), or maybe waiting until we manage to release a new version,
>>> sometime in 2010 :)

>> Well, I'm waiting :-). What issues are there holding up a
>> formal release?

> Me lacking time, apart from that, not much.

Well, if there is some way I can help, shout :-).

> [...]
>>> Isn't there some sort of standardized way to guess all this stuff ? I
>>> don't want the Makefile to be distro-specific. Using "$(which install-info)"
>>> seems too obvious to me to be the proper way.

>> Of course: automake :-). It's much better than reinventing
>> the wheel yourself, is part of the FSF biosphere and allows
>> the user every imaginable freedom to tweak everything.

> That's what I was afraid of :)
> [...]

Why? From a glimpse, the build system shrinks with automake
to a third of its current size, looks much tidier and you
get all the goodies (compliance with the various GNU stan-
dards not the least) for free :-).


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