2018-09-12 21:20:16 UTC
TL;DR: why is automake still at 1.15?
I'm trying to work out if there's a reason for automake  being held
at 1.15 (1.16 is needed for building cups-filters-driverless  due to
patching Makefile.am; yes, I know, this cause is not strictly an Arch
issue but it may impact on other software).
Looking at the release announcements for automake 1.16  and 1.16.1
 I can't immediately see any incompatible changes, and a web search
on "automake site:lists.archlinux.org" doesn't show me anything
interesting (or anything at all) from the past year or so (1.16 was
released in Feb 2018).
I don't want to email the package maintainer before doing due-diligence
(I know what it's like getting stupid questions via direct email).
Any pointers etc. gratefully received.