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From Greg Stein <gst...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Using autoconf/automake/libtool
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2012 21:02:07 GMT
On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 16:59, William A. Rowe Jr. <wmrowe@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/16/2012 3:38 PM, Greg Stein wrote:
>>
>> Plus lots of other references of people saying "no way on automake".
>> None of those comments are explained, beyond relying on people's
>> personal experience (and hatred) of automake.
>
> Part of this is that apr evolved naturally from two different masters
> who guided its initial functionality and scope... Apache HTTPD and
> Subversion.  I'm betting you will find far more detailed arguments
> and specific experiences with automake on those dev lists.  Many very
> specific automake - autoconf complaints date to the 1999 effort to
> create Apache2-nspr and can be found in pre-ASF archives.

Subversion started with automake. We ripped it out because it was
causing way more harm than good.

Cheers,
-g

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