Re: [OT] portable Makefiles (was: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest))

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David Weinehall <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 07:47:58PM +0100, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> > David Weinehall <[email protected]> wrote:
> > 
> > > > Uhm, the version of GNU make in Debian (3.81beta4) was released
> > > > 12 December 2005; I wouldn't call that dead (or unmaintained).
> > >
> > > Oh, and as an update, 3.81rc1 was release on the 19th of February 2006.
> > >
> > > Yeah, very unmaintained and dead upstream...
> > 
> > None of the bugs I did report has been fixed.
> Well, the bug you complain most about is about spewing of some
> warnings for something completely harmless.  I know of another
> certain set of software that spews unnecessary and annoying
> warnings.  Those haven't been removed for despite complaints for
> several years either.  Does this mean that cdrecord is an unmaintained
> piece of software that's dead upstream?

If you do not understand the diffeence between a useful warning (as with 
cdrecord) and a warning that is a result of a severe bug caused by incorrect
make file handling (as in GNU make) you are obviously  wrong here.


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