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From "Ryan Bloom" <...@covalent.net>
Subject RE: 2.0.35 for Darwin was Re: where to describe critical
Date Tue, 09 Apr 2002 16:49:08 GMT
> From: Jim Jagielski [mailto:jim@jaguNET.com]
> 
> Pier Fumagalli wrote:
> >
> > "Ryan Bloom" <rbb@covalent.net> wrote:
> >
> > > The problem is that when we went to libtool, we called this out as
a
> > > problem (in fact, many people said they had seen this happen
before).
> > > The group's decision was that we could just make it happen.  If we
> need
> > > Sascha to submit the patches, then let's ask him to do it.  If
that
> > > still doesn't work, then we have a bunch of intelligent developers
on
> > > this list.  We can re-write libtool so that we aren't dependant on
a
> > > group of developers who don't want external help.
> >
> > A BIG F**KING +1 ON THE REWRITE... The versioning idea behind it is
just
> > way-too-bogus to even be fun! :) And no, I'm not volunteering to do
it!
> :)
> >
> >     Pier (GNU LibTool is worse than BugZilla)
> >
> 
> I recall a get together after one of the ApacheCons... the battle cry
was
> 'libtool' must die. First course of action is to determine, exactly,
what
> we are using libtool for. I'm sure we'll get a variety of answers. :)

I would HAPPILY contribute to a project to re-write libtool.  IMNSHO, it
is the absolute worst tool ever created.

Ryan



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