Re: Pre-Depends for Xorg 7.0
Nathanael Nerode <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Imake is considered dead-except-for-routine-maintenance upstream as far
> as I can tell, so best practice would be to migrate away from it.
> Unless someone plans to adopt it.
imake the program, and xmkmf, are *probably* not that horribly difficult
to maintain, apart from obnoxious C preprocessor issues. However, imake
is very, *very* heavily dependent on the exact details of the X
configuration. If upstream is abandoning imake, my worry on trying to
maintain it would be that the X configuration may drift away from what
imake can deal with.
I've done that sort of X configuration hacking to make imake install
things in appropriate locations and use the right compilers in the past.
It's not fun work; it's painful, tedious, and exceedingly boring, and I
wouldn't recommend it if you can avoid it.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>