[GRASS5] Proposal for new Makefile

Justin Hickey jhickey at hpcc.nectec.or.th
Mon Jan 29 23:27:34 EST 2001

Hello all

Given the recent problems on Mac OS X with regard to "make install" and
since Eric Mitchell's initial work on the new Makefile system seems to
use GNU make (or gmake), then I propose we use GNU make for the new
Makefile system. GNU make has many features not found in other Make
commands which would be very useful to us. 

The only downside to this is that we must have users install gmake
before they will be able to compile Grass. However, other Open Source
software requires gmake (postgreSQL and libgdal are a couple) and even
the SGI employee responsible for their freeware site recommends using it
rather than their own Make command. Thus, it appears that GNU make is
fairly popular.

What do people think?


Jazzman (a.k.a. Justin Hickey)  e-mail: jhickey at hpcc.nectec.or.th
High Performance Computing Center
National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC)
Bangkok, Thailand
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of us who do.  ---Anonymous

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