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Re: Status of libtool 2.2.X?

Conrad Meyer wrote:
On Monday 01 December 2008 07:33:08 pm Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
Jens Petersen wrote:
----- "Kevin Kofler" <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:
* start discouraging shipping pregenerated files, instead make sure that
autoreconf actually works (which mainly amounts to the above point about
backwards compatibility).
But unfortunately, this won't solve the problem of the reliance on the
shell, and as configure.ac scripts can contain arbitrary shell snippets,
this can't really be fixed without a major redesign, the result of which
would effectively no longer be autotools.
I would add:

* do not start new projects using autotools as far as possible
Maybe you can offer an alternative?  And no, I don't mean reciting names of
some hacks some cool kids may have put together for their birthday...  And
not something that requires me to install it first before I can build this
tarball I downloaded.


In other words, you'll accept nothing less than an autotools clone, or autotools itself?

How about simply solving the problems the autotools solve and then some?

Braden McDaniel                      e-mail: <braden endoframe com>
<http://endoframe.com>               Jabber: <braden jabber org>

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