Automake and libtool for Samba
David.Collier-Brown at canada.sun.com
Tue Nov 21 12:48:39 GMT 2000
Michael Sweet wrote:
> > I first ran across automake and libtool when doing the IRIX
> > distributions for GIMP and SANE; my personal opinion is that they
> > are evil programs that shouldn't be used.
Matt Peterson wrote:
> ... A rather harsh judgment of tools that have made their way in to
> thousands of projects from KDE to Apache.
If a portability tool makes it harder to achieve
portability, it tends to annoy the peron using it (;-))
I've used six different, idiosyncratic portability
systems: all can be made to work, with varying degrees
I recommend **considerable care** in adopting any
of them, unless they can be shown to have more benefits
than problems. That usually occurs when
- the program becomes mature
- it's been debugged on a significant number
on unix-like platforms (such as VOS)
- a proponent steps forward to help, and
- the last "can't work" platform gets added.
The last criteria is the critical one!
David Collier-Brown, | Always do right. This will gratify some people
185 Ellerslie Ave., | and astonish the rest. -- Mark Twain
Willowdale, Ontario | //www.oreilly.com/catalog/samba/author.html
Work: (905) 415-2849 Home: (416) 223-8968 Email: davecb at canada.sun.com
More information about the samba-technical