[ntp:questions] Re: Latest changes to TWikiGettingStarted

Harlan Stenn stenn at maccarony.ntp.org
Mon Oct 6 23:49:07 UTC 2003


The problem is that om some platforms the tools to generate the flat text
files are not easily available.

IMO the correct answer is to check in the "base" code to the repo, and build
these "extra" files as part of the distribution process (after all, we need
test this stuff too) and then include these generated files in the tarball

People already do this with yacc and lex generated files, just like it is
true for auto*.  We *could* tell people to download and install a ton of
extra software to make our distribution smaller, but it's more trouble
(and less friendly).

This way we have a single source for the master info, and people can get
up and running with as little hassle as possible.


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