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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: autoconf2.5-2.64-1
- From: Charles Wilson <cygwin at cwilson dot fastmail dot fm>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 19:06:16 -0400
- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: autoconf2.5-2.64-1
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Eric Blake wrote:
> According to Dave Korn on 8/19/2009 1:35 PM:
>> Charles Wilson wrote:
>>> This release includes the use of shell functions, providing smaller and
>>> faster configure scripts.
>> Seriously, this should not be underestimated. I tried it for the first time
>> last night, and suddenly configure scripts really just fly by; I'm used to a
>> second or two's delay between the results being output from each test, but
>> this thing will suddenly scroll you half a screen full of results in a
>> fraction of a second when it's on top of its game. Seriously, w00t!
> Thanks for the praise! Now everyone else can enjoy what I've been beta
> testing for the last year! I can't take all the credit; Ralf Wildenhues
> and Paolo Bonzini were also heavy-hitters for this, but between the three
> of us, we really DID trim off a lot of unnecessary bulk in both size and
> number of forks. And it just goes to show that cygwin is consistently
> getting better when one of the primary autoconf developers uses cygwin as
> his primary development environment, so there is also some thanks to hand
> to cgf and Corinna for responding to my frequent bug reports.
Yep, kudos to Eric, Ralf, and Paolo. I take NO credit for any of this;
I had nothing to do with it except to build the cygwin distribution
packages last night.
Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html
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