[quake2] Starting out questions

Alexey Dokuchaev 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:
> >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.


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