[Ffmpeg-devel] build systems

Michel Bardiaux mbardiaux
Tue Sep 20 14:53:08 CEST 2005

Attila Kinali wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Sep 2005 14:14:03 +0200
> Sam Hocevar <sam at zoy.org> wrote:
> And last but not least, what are the major features taht
> someone would need from such a configure system ?
> Resp. why is auto* so bad?
> 			Attila Kinali
*My* pet peeve with autotools is that if you want to work on some 
project with its current CVS, you *must* have the autotools at the same 
version as the rest of the developpers. That usually means a *very* 
recent one. And that is usually incompatible with your distro.

It's as if ffmpeg required everyone to use *only* the most recent gcc.

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