a note about the usefulness of autoconf
autoconf is an awesome program, and has made life incredibly
convenient for the sysadmins to the world. but some of our more
important things for the free software world simply use 'make'.
XFree86 is a large example, so are some other programs which have
beautifully written makefiles and such. autoconf and its cousin
automake are good, but aren't necessarily do-all tools. maybe an
'autoinstall' which passes options through to configure, builds, and
then does a simple 'make install' could be written for clarity, or whichever, but it would probably just be another little set of m4
scripts. source 'packaging' is kinda silly, but one command over
four can always help things.
about some of us girls.
I could write a page-long rant about being a girl in this place,
someone people fear or respect some of the time, but I won't,
cause some of us chicks are just too busy coding.
Let me go finish my linux distribution and I'll get back to you.