On 04/01/2011 05:01 AM, Michael Droettboom wrote:
> I'm going through and removing old and deprecated information from the
> source tree.
> I'm noticing that there are two makefiles for OS-X, one at ./make.osx
> and one in release/osx/Makefile. The former was updated in Sep 2010,
> the latter in Mar 2010. Our installation (installing.rst) recommends
> using the one in release/osx.
> Also, the README.txt at the root of the source tree seems to be related
> to the Mac OS-X binary installer. We should probably move this
> elsewhere and put generic information in this file.
> I'm not actually trying to build on OS-X, I haven't in many years, and I
> haven't really followed any of the mailing list threads on this topic --
> so maybe that makes me a good example of a user coming to this blind and
> saying: "hey, there's two ways to do it, which is the right one?"
I think they can and should be consolidated, or at least their core
functionality should be consolidated. release/osx/Makefile was for
official releases, so it includes an "upload" target; ./make.osx was for
users to use in building from the repo, so it has gotten most of the
If the developers with the most OS-X expertise (and that does not
include me) could pool that expertise and come up with a more solid
framework and documentation for building under OS-X, it might relieve a
lot of the frustration that has been expressed on the mailing lists.