[Xcb] Splitting up xcb-util repository

Barton C Massey bart at cs.pdx.edu
Mon Aug 16 11:40:46 PDT 2010

IMHO, it would be perfectly reasonable to raise the required
versions of autoconf/automake for all of X.  I'd prefer that
to some kludge that makes things work with older autoconf.

autoconf 2.60 was released in June 2006, and 2.61 in
November 2006.  I don't think that we're going to cripple
anyone by requiring this "later" version.


In message <sa539ui8s4n.fsf at Orfeo.duckcorp.org> you wrote:
> Hello,
>     > I have been dreaming of using AC_PATH_PROGS_FEATURE_CHECK as well,
>     > but  for xorg the lowest  common denominator for  autoconf is 2.60
>     > and automake 1.9.
> Fair enough, I  didn't know about that requirement,  certainly because I
> wasn't aware of the "ModularDevelopersGuide" page on the Wiki ;).
>     > I  am very curious as  to what did  not work well. I'll  update my
>     > little test plan to  make sure everything is covered.  Obviously I
>     > don't have all the platforms, so I have to fake some conditions.
> I also  fake the  conditions with gm4  and /usr/gnu/bin, but  well, it's
> relatively easy to test anyway.
>     > I tried the patch, it looks perfect. I like the commit message and
>     > comment. This is the logic I attempted to code in my patch.
>     > Given  your research above,  suppose we were to  use AC_PATH_RPOGS
>     > with gm4 first and then m4. I think it would cover all (real life)
>     > scenarios correctly.  If that does not work, you can always fix my
>     > patch.
> I think so too.  I will test a bit more your macro  this WE and will let
> you know. Thanks much!

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