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Re: STEPMAKE_GETTEXT works incorrectly

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: STEPMAKE_GETTEXT works incorrectly
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 10:13:31 +0200

On wo, 2009-07-22 at 00:15 +0200, Werner LEMBERG wrote:

> Do you really consider it a good idea that a4local.m4 is part of the
> build system (i.e, stepmake) instead of the package itself?  Or is
> there a different m4 file used for package specific configuration?

Yes, the package-specific stuff goes in configure.in.

> And finally, is the stepmake project itself still alive, possibly used
> by another project?

Well, I think it's dead.

>   I've always wondered about the additional
> complexity of the makafiles...

The idea was to move any/most complexity from a package's makefiles
[eg, flower/GNUmakefile, lily/GNUmakefile] to stepmake/; Stepmake
maintainers would love makefile complexity, while package maintainers
would appreciate simplicity [and speed, think automake].


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