Debian and GNU maintenance, was Re: BitKeeper licence critic

Joerg Schilling schilling at
Tue Mar 19 11:03:55 UTC 2002

>From mjr at Tue Mar 19 11:58:24 2002

>> As the bug description was filed to them at least 3 years ago GNU make
>> should have been restructured meahwhile or it is not actively maintained
>> anymore.

>Maybe your propsed algorithm was infeasible?  Previous comments from the
>bugs list pointed here suggest that there was no realistic implementation
>offered and no convincing case made.  Indeed, it appears that the discussion
>happened in an obscure newsgroup rather than on the correct list.  Pretty
>much the same as this discussion of debian and cdrecord is on the wrong

Completely wrong and you should know this!

Smake implements it the right way so there is even a reference implementation.


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