Re: Use of maintainer mode in GNOME modules
- From: Ross Burton <ross burtonini com>
- To: Milan Crha <mcrha redhat com>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Use of maintainer mode in GNOME modules
- Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 12:22:18 +0100
On 14 September 2011 11:43, Milan Crha <mcrha redhat com> wrote:
> why is that? I can imagine couple useful things being tight to the
> maintainer mode, also those aforementioned deprecated stuff being in use
> only for maintainers, not for regular users, like is done here .
> Other users in this thread gave also reasonable examples of a usage of
> the maintainer mode, not only for a makefile generation.
Because maintainer mode existing is really annoying when you are a
packager, and tying arbitrary unrelated changes to an option that is
documented as only changing the make rules is just wrong.
--enable-maintainer-mode enable make rules and dependencies not useful
(and sometimes confusing) to the casual installer
Options should do one clearly defined thing. What if a packager needs
maintainer mode off but wants the GTK+ integration?
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