Windows configure "issues"

Andrew Hughes gnu.andrew at
Tue May 21 20:54:16 UTC 2013

----- Original Message -----
> On 05/21/2013 04:55 PM, Volker Simonis wrote:
> > I always felt that having the build instructions checked in into the
> > repository is somewhat to heavyweight.
> There are two good reasons to do this.
> Firstly, it's a free software tradition: I expect to find a README with
> build instructions in the repo.  Secondly, the build instructions will
> change over time, so of they're on a Wiki there will have to be
> multiple versions.
> Andrew.

Another reason is it makes the software self-contained; I don't need Internet
access and a web browser to be able to build it.
Andrew :)

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