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Re: [Groff] Pre-commit testing, automake

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] Pre-commit testing, automake
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 06:29:17 +0200 (CEST)

>> On the automake debate, I favour migration but have no strong
>> opinions.  I know others do, and I'm wondering if those with
>> objections could post them for discussion
> (I'm in favour of it so shouldn't be replying.)  From what I recall,
> the objections are the normal (valid) ones about the auto* family,
> and that there are nicer alternatives, e.g. SCons, but auto* are the
> norm so developers and packagers are most likely to be familiar with
> them, [...]

In particular, those are the standard *GNU* tools, and given that
groff is a GNU package, it seems to be the obvious choice.
Additionally, integration of gnulib into automake is almost trivial,
which also helps a lot.


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