Debian Bug report logs - #537587
ITP: makeup -- The anti-ageing build system

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Ron <ron@debian.org>

Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 15:57:01 UTC

Owned by: Ron <ron@debian.org>

Severity: wishlist

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>:
Bug#537587; Package wnpp. (Sun, 19 Jul 2009 15:57:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Ron <ron@debian.org>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to debian-devel@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>. (Sun, 19 Jul 2009 15:57:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Ron <ron@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: makeup -- The anti-ageing build system
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 01:24:14 +0930
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Ron <ron@debian.org>

  Package name    : makeup
  Version         : 0.21
  Upstream Author : Ron <ron@debian.org>
  License         : GPLv2, with an exception for the generated files to be
                    used under whatever licence the project it's building uses.
  Programming Lang: make, m4 (autoconf)
  Description     : The anti-ageing build system

 Makeup is a build system creation/maintainance tool requiring minimal
 dependencies beyond that already installed on a system using GNU make
 and the auto* tools, but which aims to make life much easier for anyone
 maintaining such a thing for several non-trivial projects.
 .
 Targets of the build are defined in terms of their attributes, making it
 trivial to quickly propagate build system fixes, new functional targets,
 and new system support, between many otherwise separate projects.
 Changes that have been shared are made available at the next project build.


And so before anyone asks, this isn't yet another attempt to rewrite autoconf,
rather it's a way to maintain an autoconf build system across many packages.
Over the years I found myself continually refining the boilerplate that I would
use for new projects, and perpetually annoyed that I hadn't yet 'backported'
some new nicety to older projects.  This means I get to make those changes once
and each time I go to build some old project I haven't looked at for a while,
it reminds me what new things I'm missing and offers to merge them.

It doesn't reinvent anything, it just lets me be lazier and more thorough about
keeping it all up to date, without getting dragged screaming into automake and
libtool crack.  Projects don't have to depend on it, like autoconf, it gets out
of the way for end users once it's done its thing for developers.

I've been plugging away with this since about 2003 in its latest incarnation,
and for several years before that in a few others, so it's probably about time
to think of sharing it around to anyone who might also find it useful.  I'll
probably also have a few packages using it on their way before too much longer
as well ...

Cheers,
Ron




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Ron <ron@debian.org>:
Bug#537587; Package wnpp. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:14:13 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org, Ron <ron@debian.org>. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:14:13 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 537587@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: makeup: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:03:47 +0000
retitle 537587 RFP: makeup -- The anti-ageing build system
noowner 537587
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of makeup back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 6 months.

If you are still interested in adopting makeup, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 537587 ITP: makeup -- The anti-ageing build system
 owner 537587 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <537587@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>




Changed Bug title to 'RFP: makeup -- The anti-ageing build system' from 'ITP: makeup -- The anti-ageing build system' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:21:49 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Ron <ron@debian.org>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:21:49 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'ITP: makeup -- The anti-ageing build system' from 'RFP: makeup -- The anti-ageing build system' Request was from Ron <ron@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 19:30:14 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Owner recorded as Ron <ron@debian.org>. Request was from Ron <ron@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 19:30:15 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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