GNU make version

Matúš Kukan matus.kukan at
Tue Mar 6 15:13:11 PST 2012

On 6 March 2012 19:56, Michael Stahl <mstahl at> wrote:
> On 06/03/12 18:12, Michael Meeks wrote:
>> On Tue, 2012-03-06 at 19:08 +0200, Noel Grandin wrote:
>>> Don't see why we shouldn't maintain our own patched copy of gmake the
>>> same way we maintain patched copies of other components.
>>       There was a long discussion about this at the ESC :-) and I disagree
>> with the decision, am still suffering slower builds from it on all my
>> machines, but don't much feel like re-opening it personally.
> uhm, wasn't one of the reasons for picking GNU make that "it's standard,
> and available everywhere, and we won't get stuck in the situation where
> we have to maintain our own build tool" ?

That could be a reason but when now turns out that also GNU make sucks,
why we couldn't change our mind ?

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