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Re: maint.mk: improve the release procedure

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: maint.mk: improve the release procedure
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:28:36 +0200

Akim Demaille wrote:
> Le 24 sept. 2012 à 09:47, Jim Meyering a écrit :
>> You're welcome to leave it as is.
> Attached the two updated patches, and another to propagate
> the style where the body of ifeq and co. is indented.
>> IMHO, more important would be to remove the need to specify
>> RELEASE_TYPE=... for "make upload".
> I expect the content of .prev-version must not change?  So
> another file would be needed.  Or can we consider that
> .prev-version uses are fully under control of gnulib
> (build-aux/do-release-commit-and tag etc.)?

Yes, I think it would be best to leave .prev-version
as containing only the version.

Nice.  Thanks for all of that.
ACK to all three with a barely-worth-mentioning nit below.

> Subject: [PATCH 2/4] maint.mk: factor the validation of RELEASE_TYPE
> With help from Jim Meyering.
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnulib/2012-09/msg00132.html
> * top/maint.mk (_empty, _sp): Move their definition earlier.
> (member-check, release-type): New.
> Use the latter instead of $(RELEASE_TYPE).
> Remove now useless local checks.
> diff --git a/top/maint.mk b/top/maint.mk
> index 87bbde9..07a835e 100644
> --- a/top/maint.mk
> +++ b/top/maint.mk
> @@ -28,6 +28,22 @@ ifneq ($(build_aux),)
>  set $$(_build-aux) relative to $$(srcdir) instead of $$(build_aux)")
>  endif
> +# Helping variables.


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