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Re: [leafnode-list] PLEASE let us switch to some automatic Makefile generator

On Sun, Nov 12, 2000 at 11:57:37PM +0100, Matthias Andree wrote:

> Suggestions for alternatives to automake, possibly comprising autoconf
> are welcome from everybody, as are constructive comments.

The problems you raised weren't problems created by using make rather
than autoconf, they were problems created by bugs in the Makefile.  My
experience has been that while autoconf is great for people who
understand it works it can be a very unapproachable tool otherwise and
the Makefiles it produces are sometimes not a model of readability.

> Does anybody here have experience with Cook (to replace make) or Aegis
> (to replace CVS)? 

Does cook require anything on the user side that can't be shipped in the
tarball?  If so, it's a non-starter.

Mark Brown  mailto:broonie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx   (Trying to avoid grumpiness)
EUFS        http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/societies/filmsoc/

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