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patch #7701: Mesa/OpenGL Braden McDaniel's checking macros

Submitter:  John Darrington <jmd>
Submitted:  Sun 08 Jan 2012 03:07:28 PM UTC
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Wont Do
Assigned to:  simons Open/Closed:  Closed
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Tue 10 Jan 2012 09:28:47 PM UTC, comment #1: 

The Autoconf Archive used to distribute those macros for several years. However, Bradon insists on distributing those macros himself, in his own separate repository. He refuses to support the Autoconf Archive in any way. In particular, he refuses to keep us in the loop about updates, bug fixes, or any other changes to his code. That resulted in a situation where the macros at had become out of sync with the ones he publishes, and we were getting bug reports from people who ran into problems that had been fixed in Bradon's repository a long time ago. In response to that situation, we deleted the macros from the Archive in commit 732c413b44ae9404399174f0277183e283393ca6.

There was a brief discussion about this topic on the mailing list that can be found on the mailing list archive.

Peter Simons <simons>
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Sun 08 Jan 2012 03:07:28 PM UTC, original submission:  

 These macros test whether GL/gl, GL/glu and GL/glut libraries
    and header files have been installed.
    They should be called as AX_CHECK_GL, AX_CHECK_GLU and AX_CHECK_GLUT
    The author is Braden McDaniel <> who for some reason
    maintains them seperately at
    The licence is GPLv2+

John Darrington <jmd>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2012-04-04 simons Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2012-01-10 simons StatusNone Wont Do
        Assigned toNone simons
    2012-01-08 jmd Attached File- Added 0001-Added-Mesa-OpenGL-Braden-McDaniel-s-checking-macros.patch, #24765

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