Eric S. Raymond esr at
Wed Dec 28 22:05:44 UTC 2016

Hal Murray <hmurray at>:
> We are dependent on waf and autorevision.  Any others?

Those are the only external tools we carry in-tree.

> How do we get new versions and/or contact the maintainers if you get run over 
> by a truck?  Can we find them with a quick google or should you document the 
> recipe someplace?

They are both public projects easily findable with a quick Google.

> Do we have a recipe for testing new versions?  I'm thinking of a manual 
> checklist rather than a script/whatever to run, but maybe we can script some 
> of it.

We don't. Fortunately, in both cases, if the tool broke due to a flag
day it would probably become unignorably obvious pretty quickly.
		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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