Re: Periodic automake cleanup: removal of automake1.7 [and 1 more messages]
Eric Dorland writes ("Re: Periodic automake cleanup: removal of automake1.7"):
> The versions after 1.4 were where backwards-incompatible changes
> started showing up. As a very unscientific census using google code
> search, there are about 36,800 Makefile.in's generated by automake 1.4
> on the web, versus 113,000 generated by automake 1.6 and later.
This is a good reason to keep 1.4, at least for now and perhaps
Michael Biebl writes ("Re: Periodic automake cleanup: removal of automake1.7"):
> I don't think we should be advocating the usage of automake 1.4 by
> shipping it in out next stable release. [...]
Shipping an older version of a tool like automake is not "advocating
[its] usage". It's making life less difficult for people who still
I don't imagine it takes much maintenance but of course I'm not saying
that someone else ought to do the work. If the existing maintainer
wants to get rid of automake1.4, I would be happy to take it over to
keep it in the archive.