[kaffe] Automake 1.8 is out

Dalibor Topic robilad at kaffe.org
Thu Dec 11 03:27:02 PST 2003

Hi all,

as I've seen that automake 1.8 has been released [1], I wanted to 
announce that I plan to switch over to it soon.

One of the nice features is

* aclocal will now use `m4_include' instead of copying local m4
     files into aclocal.m4.  (Local m4 files are those you ship with
     your project, other files will be copied as usual.)

     Because m4_included files are automatically distributed, it means
     for most projects there is no point in EXTRA_DISTing the list of
     m4 files which are used.  (You can probably get rid of
     m4/Makefile.am if you had one.)

which should decrease kaffe's sources size by some 300k ;)

There are also some other nice improvements.

The release of automake 1.8 also gives me some hope that libtool 1.6 
will follow soon, which would allow us to get rid of our libtool 
patches, as they've all been checked into libtool's CVS.

dalibor topic


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