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From: Diego Elio Pettenò
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:17:03 +0100
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On 07/02/2013 16:18, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> (Side note: using AM_MAINTAINER_MODE these days is generally a bad idea
> IMHO; we should find a way to deprecate its usage in documentation, and
> eventually start warning at runtime if it is used -- and don't worry,
> with *no* plans for a later removal!)

I would argue that it would be nice to have AM_MAINTAINER_MODE([enable])
as default (and that's what I'm going to suggest on my documentation.

The reason is that while it makes total sense for developers and users
alike, it's a pain for package maintainers, as sometimes timestamps end
up mangled by patches, and we get unexpected maintainer-mode rebuilds...
especially for source-based distribution like Gentoo, we have to be wary
about maintainer mode as it would make different users end up with
different versions of the build system...

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