Mats Lidell writes:
So it is unlikely we would change build system then due to the loss
support for all the different platforms?
Well, somebody would have to do the research to show that a new build
system does support the main platforms (Solaris, Linux, *BSD, Mac OS
X, and Cygwin at least) well, and probably as Jerry says cobble
together a bunch of new code to support platforms/features we use but
the build system doesn't yet. Not something I want to do until we've
got a lot more manpower.
I guess our time then is best used to get autoconf working for
Xft. Could you please give a pointer to what the problem was with
getting it right?
--with-xft[=yes] does nothing; you need to use "--with-xft=[emacs,]
[menubars,][tabs,][gauges]" instead. I'm not sure this is anything
but a missing default or a documentation bug. In configure.ac, just
find the argument processing code (I think searching for "with-xft"
should do the trick). Then the code that actually processes the
arguments is an M4 macro written by me and heavily revised by Malcolm.
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