On Tue, Oct 23, 2001 at 08:16:20PM +0200, Guillaume Rousse wrote:
> Ainsi parlait James Cameron :
> > Shows our Makefile are dumb.
> > If you can fix them, we will fix our CVS.
> Why don't you switch to plain autoconf/automake instead ?

'Cause we're not good at it, we don't want to break what works, and we
tend to work on things that we think will significantly improve the
end-product.  We don't normally see packaging problems, which is exactly
why we need someone who does see them.  ;-)

The Netrek server is a very old source tree, and was compiling fine
before autoconf and automake became popular.  We did add autoconf to it,
as you can see from the existence of a configure.in and Makefile.in, but
nobody has yet taken the next step of using automake.  I'm not sure what
it would get us.

I've added it to the PROJECTS list in CVS.

James Cameron    mailto:quozl at us.netrek.org     http://quozl.netrek.org/