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From: immanuel litzroth
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2013 18:43:44 +0100

We have had a lot of problems with this in our company, where I have
to keep explaining the issues involved. So strong agreement here.

On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 6:17 PM, Diego Elio Pettenò

> 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...
> --
> Diego Elio Pettenò — Flameeyes
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