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Re: master has switched from Automake to GNU Make

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: master has switched from Automake to GNU Make
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:33:44 -0700
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On 03/17/2017 12:51 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
How about something like this instead:

   You can now run './autogen.sh git' or './configure'.

That would add complexity to a process that is already overly complicated. Plus, at that point there are other plausible things to do (i.e., other than './autogen.sh git' and './configure'); why list just those two possibilities?

Better would be to have plain './autogen.sh' default './autogen.sh all' instead of to './autogen.sh autoconf', so that the trailing message would simply say:

  You can now run './configure'.

That way, developers ordinarily wouldn't need to worry about running './autogen.sh git'. The rare developers who prefer unusual Git settings could use './autogen.sh autoconf' instead of plain './autogen.sh', or they could run plain './autogen.sh' and then apply their preferred settings atop the standard settings.

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