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Re: Savannah interface

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Savannah interface
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 11:19:04 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.1007 (Gnus v5.10.7) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Dave Love <address@hidden> writes:

> I noticed that there are items in the `Patch Manager' and `Tech
> Support Manager' web interfaces under
> https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/gnulib.  I suspect these aren't
> read, and you might want to turn off those forums (or whatever they're
> called).

Thanks for mentioning this.  I handled those items and turned off those

> I was looking there for an actual distribution of gnulib.  I don't
> know whether it's policy not to make one, but if so it may be worth
> mentioning that in README.

OK, thanks, I added this.  I also updated the web page for the project.

2006-01-04  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden>

        * README: Gnulib normally doesn't generate a tarball.

--- README      10 Aug 2005 19:02:17 -0000      1.14
+++ README      4 Jan 2006 19:18:29 -0000       1.15
@@ -4,7 +4,9 @@ Gnulib
 Gnulib is intended to be the canonical source for most of the important
 "portability" and/or common files for GNU projects.  These are files
 intended to be shared at the source level; Gnulib is not a library meant
-to be installed and linked against.
+to be installed and linked against.  Unlike most projects, Gnulib does
+not normally generate a source tarball distribution; instead, developers
+should just grab modules directly from the repository.
 While portability across operating systems is not one of GNU's primary
 goals, it has helped introduce many people to the GNU system, and is
@@ -195,7 +197,7 @@ http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/gnulib.
-Copyright (C) 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
+Copyright (C) 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
 This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
 it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by

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