[quake2] Starting out questions
danfe at nsu.ru
Mon Sep 20 22:23:09 EDT 2004
On Sat, Sep 18, 2004 at 08:05:17PM -0400, Brendan Burns wrote:
> On Sep 18, 2004, at 7:36 PM, Asfand Yar Qazi wrote:
> >I'm about to start tinkering with the Q2 sources, having chosen
> >icculus-quake2 over quake2forge for several reasons. I was wondering
> >if you could confirm some things for me:
> >- The build system is better to me (I hate all that autoconf/automake
> >stuff.) Any plans to revamp it? (I hope no move to autoconf /
> Well, I think that's the first time anyone has called the build system
> "better" but no, there are no current plans to move to autoconf. We
> should probably split the Makefile into a bunch of smaller makefiles
> and start using suffix rules. (anyone? anyone?) but I'm not going to do
> it anytime soon.
I'll probably sit and overhaul build infrastructure during the next few
days whan I have spare cycles.
I also want to thank Brendan for not going after autotools. ;-) They're
real hassle to support and to fix, from my experience. Also, files they
generate (e.g., ./configure) are hardly readable.
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