On Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 8:14 AM Mike Frysinger <vap...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> currently the automake website only hosts one manual version -- the latest.
> when working with older code bases, especially when trying to update them
> to newer versions, it can be helpful to have the older manual available to
> quickly refer to.  can we do this for automake ?  i'm thinking of just the
> major series (1.11, 1.12, etc...), not the patchlevel (1.16.1, 1.16.2).
>
> this is pretty common with other projects that have major releases and are
> heavily developer oriented.  for example:
> * autoconf
> https://www.gnu.org/savannah-checkouts/gnu/autoconf/manual/autoconf-<VER>/
> * gcc
> https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/
> * binutils
> https://sourceware.org/binutils/docs-<VER>/
>
> the autoconf style should be pretty easy to replicate since it's using the
> same infrastructure as automake:
> https://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/autoconf/autoconf/manual/

Makes sense.

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