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Re: Release 2.51 now?

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: Release 2.51 now?
Date: 16 Jul 2001 10:44:50 +0200
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>>>>> "Ralf" == Ralf Corsepius <address@hidden> writes:

Ralf> Akim Demaille wrote:
>> Sorry I couldn't pay more attention to Autoconf lately.  It won't
>> improve in a short term, IMO.  Therefore, given that there are
>> already significant improvements compared to 2.50, I wish we
>> release 2.51 now.  Sorry Tim, I don't have time to evaluate your
>> proposal now :( I'm sympathetic to your problems, but DOS will
>> never be big enough in Autoconf's mission to justify additional
>> delays.
>> If someone thinks there are reasons not release 2.51, please speak
>> up!
>> I'll let you know when 2.50c is ready.

Ralf> FYI: I am seeing a regression between automake-CVS version and
Ralf> 2.50 with Coin (Authors Lars, Morten et. al.,
Ralf> http://www.coin3d.org)

Ralf> While autoheader from 2.50 seems to be working, autoheader from
Ralf> autoconf-cvs barfs:

Ralf> After a fresh cvs co I am getting this (Using the prebuild auto*
Ralf> support files from SIM's cvs):

Ralf> With autoconf-2.50/automake-cvs:

Ralf> Coin > /opt/gnu/bin/autoheader autoheader: include/config.h.in
Ralf> is unchanged

Ralf> With autoconf-cvs (from subversions this evening) /automake-cvs
Ralf> (from sources, ~Monday):

Ralf> Coin.orig > /opt/dev/bin/autoheader autoheader: error: shell
Ralf> error while sourcing /tmp/ahSc5L0L/traces.sh

Ralf> BTW: Coin also is subject to the /lib/cpp problem (Which AFAIU,
Ralf> is an automake problem).

Thanks Ralf!

Lars, would you track this down?

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