Philip Brown writes:
> so far, you seem to have described a situation that implies that autoconf
> can work without pkgconfig, but pkgconfig isnt that useful without
Sure it is, it can be used in simple hand-written Makefiles, or even
directly from the command line.
> You did not mention, however, why pkgconfig was suddenly added to
> gimp1.3.7, when it was not neccessary for gimp1.2.x
Because it's there (even on Win32), it would be stupid not to use it.
>> However, using pkg-config makes the configure.in files *less* complex.)
Your comparisons of configure.in sizes between GIMP 1.2.3 and 1.3.7 is
unfair, because there are obviously lots of other changes in there,
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