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From Alan Conway <acon...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: Proposal: get rid of automake build system.
Date Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:41:42 GMT
On 03/11/2013 02:35 PM, Fraser Adams wrote:
>
>> So... the automake build works fine (which is a new experience on
>> Ubuntu :-) )....
>>
>> So I'd personally not be keen to remove the automake build until the
>> cmake build works on my platform :-)
>>
>> -- Rob
>>
> Ha ha, yeah that was the original source of my amusement/bemusement. I'd noticed
> with 0.20 that Gordon and co had applied a patch that I'd raised back in 0.12 to
> get it working on Ubuntu. There was a bit of irony around the proposal to move
> to cmake when we'd just got the automake build "just working" :-) though I can
> see why it might be a good move.
>
> I think some of the recent proposals around pushing the "automake *really* is
> deprecated please use cmake and report any issues" agenda seem to be a good
> middle ground. I think a couple of releases to give users a chance to shout
> seems fair warning.
>

So I've opened https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/QPID-4640, which makes 
deprecation clear and gives us at least 1 more release cycle to fix any issues 
that crop up. Does that seem reasonable?

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