Re: more build sherrif-ery (and a touch of auto*)

On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 23:28 +0800, James Henstridge wrote:
> If a package works with multiple automake versions, it is best to pick 
> the newest release, since the older versions contain known bugs (based 
> on the contents of the NEWS file).

Packages should never "symlink" to unknown future/possible-incompatible
releases. That's like having a function that does something undefined,
or calling parse_some_unknown_format() on a file of known format.

Packages should only use names (e.g. the automake-1.x names) that have
an interface contract.


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