Re: plan to drop automake-1.6 from jhbuild
- From: Jonathan Blandford <jrb redhat com>
- To: James Henstridge <james jamesh id au>
- Cc: GNOME Desktop Hackers <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: plan to drop automake-1.6 from jhbuild
- Date: 31 Aug 2004 13:41:30 -0400
James Henstridge <james jamesh id au> writes:
> Currently jhbuild builds a large number of versions of automake during
> bootstrap (currently 1.4-p6, 1.6.3, 1.7.9, 1.8.5 and 1.9.1), which is
> only going to grow in the future.
> Out of the ones jhbuild currently distributes, the ones I think
> definitely need to be there include:
> * automake-1.4: some packages are still using ancient Automake
> (although it would be nice to upgrade the last few of these packages).
> * automake-1.7: GTK 2.4 depends on this particular version.
> * automake-1.9: it should be easy for a package to use the latest
> automake (or just test against it), so we don't end up in the
> situation we were in a few years back where we are stuck with an
> old unsupported automake version.
> I'd like to drop 1.6.3 from the jhbuild bootstrap list, since it is
> mostly compatible with 1.7 and it contains known bugs that have been
> fixed in later releases. At some point, it might be worth removing 1.8
> What does everyone else think about this?
It sounds like a good plan. Do packages still require automake-1.4,
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