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Re: Add more check in autoreconf

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Add more check in autoreconf
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:55:11 -0600
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On 08/16/2012 02:44 PM, Peter Rosin wrote:
> On 2012-08-16 22:17, Eric Blake wrote:
>> On 08/16/2012 02:04 PM, Javier Jardón wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> Im working on port GNOME moduels to use autoreconf instead our own
>>> tool, gnome-autogen [1] (they do almost the same,  but gnome-autogen
>>> was created before autoreconf exist)
>> A bit of research shows that you got some facts mixed up.
>> was created (as in 2000:
> A bit of research shows that you got some facts mixed up. :-)
> I see this, which hints that the GNOME is at least
> from 1998.

Fair enough :)  I found $topdir, and here's the initial commit, still in

> That is still not 1994, but it is also not the creation of
> the file as the commit mentions that it "has most
> of the guts of $topdir/". However, I'm not able to
> locate $topdir so I dig out when it was actually created.
> Not that it really matters...

Agreed :)  Just a nice show of how easy history trawling is these days
with modern DVCS (can you imagine having this 'friendly discussion' back
in the days of CVS?)

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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