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
> autoconf.

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 files *less* complex.)

> really?


Your comparisons of 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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