So what next?
daniel at fooishbar.org
Tue Apr 13 01:56:26 PDT 2004
On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 10:45:19AM +0200, Egbert Eich wrote:
> Keith Packard writes:
> > I believe we will not have concensus on this issue anytime soon and that we
> > need a formal conflict resolution process here.
> > I'm feel strongly that now is the best time to make the migration to a
> > modular build system, and that separating the build system transition from
> > any technical changes will give people the greatest confidence in the new
> > system. Doing that transition at the same time we add a bunch of new code
> > will be very hard on everyone.
> I'm not so sure about this. I'm not even sure if there is a consensus
> how the build system will look like. Some people have proposed a new
> build system.
I think that the general consensus among proponents of the modular tree
is to use the build system currently embodied by xlibs/xserver/xapps.
> Speaking of myself I have issues with this build system. Contrary to
> what has been promised I have *not* received a satisfactory answer to
> my questions.
> The following answers do *not* qualify as satisfactory:
> 1. "Some people may loose but think of the benefit for the others."
> 2. "I don't know off hand how to do this we should take a closer
> look at the documentation."
> 3. "I'm sure it can be done but I don't know off hand how."
If you can restate your questions, I can try to find some definitive
answers. I think a lot of it got lost in invective and hand-waving in
the original threads.
Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org>
"The programs are documented fully by _The Rise and Fall of a Fooish Bar_,
available by the Info system." -- debian/manpage.sgml.ex, dh_make template
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