[quake2] Starting out questions

Brendan Burns brendanburns at comcast.net
Tue Sep 21 08:37:46 EDT 2004

before you get too far refining the makefiles, please coordinate with 
Thomas Fogal <tfogal at pascal.unh.edu> who has also indicated that he is 
working on redoing the build system.

On Sep 20, 2004, at 10:23 PM, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:

> 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:
>>> Hi,
>>> 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 /
>>> automake!)
>> 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.
> ./danfe

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