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Re: Future of X packages in Debian

Keith Packard <keithp@keithp.com> writes:

> I think it's important to use the defacto standard unless that
> standard is significantly insufficient for the task; branching out
> to non-standard tools may be reasonable for marginal packages, but X
> does need to build in a lot of weird places and I'd hate to see X
> developers once again solely responsible for making the the build
> tools work.

This is indeed a possibility with this kind of tools.

> It's important to realize that we're trying to avoid making an
> irrevocable decision here; once the tree is modularized, there's no
> reason independent packages must all use automake in the future.
> Every maintainer should get to choose what tools they want to use.

Good point. Modularity will open up a lot of possibilities.

Thanks a bunch for your responses.


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