[PATCH 0/5] xserver: configuration/packaging janitorial maintenance

Jeremy Huddleston jeremyhu at apple.com
Thu Nov 12 12:31:14 PST 2009

On Nov 12, 2009, at 08:20, Keith Packard wrote:

> Excerpts from Gaetan Nadon's message of Thu Nov 12 05:27:14 -0800 2009:
>> There are two kinds of builds.
> There are probably as many kinds of builds as there are people
> building -- people download the tarball because it's an easy way to
> get the source code, but then as often as not, end up fixing some
> minor thing (otherwise, why are they downloading the source?). I'd
> bet that much of the time they're fixing the build process. Making
> that harder just because they choose not to use git is just mean.
> And, yes, autogen.sh is a defacto standard across much of the
> autobuild world.
> I'm fine with cleaning things up, but I don't see any reason to reduce
> usability in the process.

I'm really confused why we'd need to ship an autogen.sh when the user can just do 'autoreconf -fvi' and be happy.

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