autoconf 2.69b
July 14, 2020 12:41 PM   Subscribe

autoconf 2.69b
GNU Autoconf is "a tool for producing configure scripts for building, installing and packaging software on computer systems". It's been around since 1991 and it's been neglected -- eight years since the last release. I've helped Zack Weinberg make a new beta release, 2.69b, on the way to a proper release of 2.70 in a few months. If you care about things like Makefiles, check this out and test it.
Role: project manager
posted by brainwane (9 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Autoconf! That's a heck of a thing.
posted by Going To Maine at 11:41 AM on July 15, 2020 [1 favorite]

Thank you for doing this work!
posted by Poldo at 1:56 PM on July 16, 2020 [1 favorite]

Ah autoconf, my old frenemy.
posted by suetanvil at 7:48 AM on July 17, 2020 [1 favorite]

wget'd & ./configure'd smooth not going to install as that could give arch a tummy...

is there a list of interesting changes?
posted by sammyo at 3:08 PM on July 17, 2020

sammyo: in the release announcement, scroll down to the NEWS section, starting with "* Noteworthy changes in release 2.69b (2020-07-13) [beta]".

Thanks for testing.
posted by brainwane at 2:13 PM on July 18, 2020 [1 favorite]

I wrote an LWN article you can now read about the rejuvenation of Autoconf, what it entails, and what's next.
posted by brainwane at 10:13 AM on October 23, 2020 [1 favorite]

2.69e (the release candidate) is now out and my colleague aims to make the 2.70 release on December 8th.
posted by brainwane at 8:30 AM on December 3, 2020 [1 favorite]

And 2.70 is now out!
posted by brainwane at 11:25 AM on December 8, 2020 [1 favorite]

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