Fri Nov 4 16:08:00 GMT 2011
On 11/4/2011 11:11 AM, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> software is quite unpolished.
From reading the web page, it appears to be a research project by a
couple of grad students -- with goals of supporting amateur and even
professional astronomers by automating what is currently a
So...like all research projects, it appears to suffer from
"get-it-done-itis" focused on Linux and/or BSD, with little attention
paid to portability. That's...problematic when going to any flavor of
win32, including cygwin.
I mean really: hand-editing makefiles? no configure scripts (some
subdirs have them, but they are invoked as part of the top-level make,
IMO the whole thing needs to be autotoolized, but I'm not going there.
OTOH, I just spent a couple hours adding $(EXE) to about a thousand
makefile rules, only to watch it blow up because of some built-in rule I
can't turn off (where is it COMING from!!!??) that adds "foo.exe.o" to
the dependencies and then looks for "foo.exe.c" to build it...Aaarrrggh....
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