[fdo-internals] Remove Generated Files

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Mon Oct 29 16:48:18 EDT 2007

Mateusz Loskot wrote:
> 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:
> ./autogen
> ./configure
> make
> make install
> So, it's just one step more.

One more example, GEOS uses this approach.

Mateusz Loskot

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