Jerry James writes:
That would be 4.12. Versions 4.11 and earlier choke on the new
texinfo.tex in various ways. What would you all like me to do? Roll
back the change to texinfo.tex?
no, no, No, NO, NoNoNoNo NO! :-)
Seriously, 5.1 is already showing up on some of my distros. We will
need 5.x compatibility in the near future, and I don't see any real
point in trying to pick up just enough to make things 5.x compatible.
Refuse to work with a texinfo older than 4.12?
I want to hear what Robert says, because I think he's a special case.
I suspect most people building XEmacs on Mac OS X have Fink, MacPorts,
or Homebrew installed, and have the relevant bin directory early in
their PATH. So it's a no-op (or a one-time upgrade of Texinfo) for
us, fixing things for Robert is what this is about.
My inclination is what Mats suggested: if makeinfo is too old, disable
the doc build.
If we get complaints about that, I can build an .info tarball (and
maybe .elc, and trim the main distribution tarball down to just the
source ma'am, as Mats suggested elsewhere -- I still don't like that,
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