Scott James Remnant
scott at netsplit.com
Thu Apr 15 23:20:49 EEST 2004
On Sat, 2004-04-10 at 16:26, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Scott Remnant has kindly offered to work on pkgconfig maintenance; he'll
> post patches to xdg@ for discussion. If you're interested in pkgconfig
> direction you might want to watch for his posts and give feedback.
> Thanks and welcome to Scott!
This is just a quick mail to give everyone an idea of where I'm thinking
of heading with it, here are my main three goals:
- making it easier for cross-compilers to use without fiddling too much
with PATHs and the like. I've had an improved m4 file for a while
that could go some of the way to fixing this, there's other things
that can/should be done too.
- avoiding explicitly linking dependency libraries and modules on
platforms like Linux where the dynamic link loader can take care of
that itself. This will greatly ease the burden on distribution
maintainers when things need upgrading.
- better interaction with Libtool (for which I'm the Debian maintainer
and one of the upstreams), there's no need for them both to try to do
the same work at the same time
Given these goals, the plan is to eventually release a stable 1.0
release which is dependable and doesn't annoy too many people. I don't
intend to break any backwards compatibility, what works with 0.15 should
continue to work (just maybe without any improvement either).
Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen? Are you going round the twist?
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