[fdo-internals] Remove Generated Files

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Mon Oct 29 16:47:02 EDT 2007

Jason Birch wrote:
> It would be nice if the trunk could remain as accessible as possible to
> non-developers.  I don't know what kind of effort there is using
> autotools, but just wanted to get a word in.

In many projects, especially in GNU world, ./configure is forbidden in
CVS/SVN as a dynamic content.
So, there is a special script provided that generates it for you.
For example, in GDAL ./configure lives in the repository,
but there is also autogen.sh script which can be used to generate
configure. Let's assume there is no ./configure in FDO repo, then
if you want to build SVN version, you have to run:

make install

So, it's just one step more.

Mateusz Loskot

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