(forw) Re: [Uml-devel] [Bug 60139] New: Missing INSTALL file in CVS

Stephen Torri storri at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jul 4 16:17:06 UTC 2003

On Fri, 2003-07-04 at 04:12, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 10:59:42PM -0500, Stephen Torri wrote:
> > > Seb: I'm yet to meet anyone who is an automake guru, although I'm sure
> > > they must exist.
> > > 
> > > I've applied the patch but maybe Amilcar can explain better what the 
> > >   xdg_appsdir = $(kde_mimedir)/application
> > > line does.
> > 
> > This is the directory where the umbrello.desktop is installed. In my
> > case its /usr/share/application.
> > 
> > On a side note the "autogeneration" of the Makefile.am is rather ugly.
> > I don't see why they just do not let the developer produce the
> > Makefile.am files. 
> I don't quite follow, surely the Makefile.am has to be there for it to
> be able to compile.  How can a developer produce the Makefile.am?
> Jonathan Riddell

What I mean by 'produce' is that a developer creates the Makefile.am by
hand putting in the files and other arguments in the file that are
necessary to build that directory. In this file there are comments
explaining what is going on its there something being done out of the
ordinary. One of those things might 'What is xdg_appsdir'.

Sure the file must exist to enable the compilation of the directory.
What I am against is anything that makes it difficult to verify the
result of the file. Its hard, not terribly, to read the contents but as
with any code you have a coding style. I don't see why that cannot be
done in the Makefile.am files whether they are autogenerated by "make -f
Makefile.cvs" or not.

Stephen Torri <storri at sbcglobal.net>
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