Hi Ralf,

> > Thoughts/suggestions ?
> Hmm, IMHO, you are missing one essential problem:
> Though there exist incompatibilities between different versions of
> automake, the main troublemaker is autoconf's incompatibilities.
> (Eg. the cause of the AC_DEFINE warnings is autoconf. The cause of the
> autom4te*.caches is autoconf etc.)

Not sure what I'm missing.  Of course everything I mailed applies to 
autoconf as well, maybe I should have made that more clear, but it's the 
same principle.
Also, it applies to intltool, libtool, and so on too if people want that.

> In addition to that I can't think of any good reason, why people would
> want to use automake-1.6.x - It's largely compatible to automake-1.7.x,
> except that it requires a different minimum version autoconf

Not so much "want" as "have it installed".


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