[quake2] Starting out questions

Asfand Yar Qazi email at asfandyar.cjb.net
Tue Sep 21 02:04:55 EDT 2004

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:
>>>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.
> ./danfe

I think I like the idea of having a 'normal' Makefile-based 
system for general development, then an autotools system when 
distributing sources to end-users.  That's how I (plan to) do it 
on my projects.


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