Dropping automake/autoconf support for 1.6.2

Lukáš Lalinský lalinsky at gmail.com
Mon Apr 5 10:37:58 CEST 2010

On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 10:18 AM, Johannes Huber <johub1180 at gmx.at> wrote:
> I'm reading this list for about 6 months now. I'm trying to write an extension
> to taglib for extended support of tags especially for classical music
> (libtagext0 on sourceforge). Therefore i had to patch taglib for individual
> use and i have a "configure.ac" file built individually without "admin"
> folder and that stuff, that seems to work, although with autoconf 2.63
> (libtool 2.2.6, automake 1.10.1). I did not test it with later versions. This
> configure.ac was built by a run of autoscan over the library and was adapted
> afterwards. Perhaps it may work.
> If you are interested, please give notice and i will place an attachment or
> send you a private mail.

I'd really like to reduce the number of build systems in the SVN tree
to one. I see automake support as a legacy issue. It will get dropped
in the next larger release. With autoconf 2.63 I was able to build a
configure script that is at least not more broken than previous
releases of TagLib. I'd rather not introduce a new one in this

Out of curiosity, why did you not use the existing cmake build system
for your build?


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