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Re: debbugs, and a FAQ, for Autotools

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: debbugs, and a FAQ, for Autotools
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:17:29 +0900

Ralf Hemmecke <address@hidden> writes:
> Sure. But it is also relevant if one developer adds a macro which is
> only available in some recent version of automake, say. Another
> developer might not yet have that automake version.

It doesn't really seem any worse than _any_ potential tool
incompatibility problem -- compiler version, library version, etc --

Usually those issues aren't such a huge deal, because most project try
to be relatively portable, and when version dependencies do crop up,
they can be dealt with relatively well using simple checks in the
configure script.

Isn't that what people usually do about autoconf versions too (declare a
minimum version in


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