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Re: Cleaning up bash releases at first directory level

From: uzibalqa
Subject: Re: Cleaning up bash releases at first directory level
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2023 22:40:50 +0000

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On Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 at 10:27 AM, Andreas Kusalananda Kähäri 
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> On Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 09:41:41PM +0000, uzibalqa wrote:
> > I would much value that tho bash manual includes a chapter about installing 
> > new version. For instance I need to use some new feature from "Bash 5.2" 
> > but looking at the bash tree, there are a lot of files.
> > 
> > In Emacs for instance, one would find a limited number of files at the 
> > first directory level. It is easy to understand because one will find only 
> > the important parts for users. Basically readme, install, autogen, 
> > configure, changelogs, copying,
> > 
> > Not so for Bash 5.2. Where at the first directory level one is barraged 
> > with a multitude of source files, rather than sticking with the ones needed 
> > for installation only. I would appreciate if things would be cleaned up.
> There is one called "INSTALL". Did you see it? Like for most GNU-like
> source distributions, it contains installation instructions.

I noticed, but with all those source files it is quite a mess not to put them 
in an src directory.  I favour a cleaner organisation.

Would be an improvement to everybody.  And newcomers could delve around the 
package better.
> --
> Andreas (Kusalananda) Kähäri
> SciLifeLab, NBIS, ICM
> Uppsala University, Sweden
> .

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