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From Randy Terbush <>
Subject Re: autoconf decision
Date Wed, 04 Feb 1998 03:59:39 GMT
Brian Behlendorf <> wrote:
> At 09:38 PM 2/3/98 -0500, Cristian Gafton wrote:
> >And as with any flame wars, it this autoconf debate will degenerate into
> >an OS war if you - the apache project members - don't take a vote and
> >settle this for good.
> OK.  It sounds like the consensus is that autoconf is too much work for
> 1.2, probably too much work for 1.3, but a possibility for 2.0.  So, I've
> made a change to the apache-2.0/STATUS file.
> By "too much work", I don't just mean doing the legwork of replacing it
> (which it appears Cristian is more than willing to help us with).  I mean
> the legwork of making sure it works on all the platforms that 1.3* up to
> this point has worked on.  Introducing it at 1.3 is doable, but it could
> add a few months to the release and certainly 2 or 3 more beta cycles, imo.
> 	Brian

I would veto any consideration to put autoconf in 1.3. 1.3 is all but
done. Some planning for how to implement it bottom up for 2.0 would be
a great project for an agressive and motivated programmer. :-)

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