[Nagiosplug-checkins] CVS: nagiosplug/doc developer-guideline s.sgml,1.6,1.7

Voon, Ton Ton.Voon at egg.com
Wed Aug 6 05:50:05 CEST 2003

I agree.

I'll add something in the docs along the lines of:


Nagios plugins are developed to the GNU standard, so any OS which is
supported by GNU should run the plugins. While the requirements for
compiling the Nagios plugins release is very small, to develop from CVS
needs additional software to be installed. These are the minimum
requirements: ...


We just need to make sure we update the docs if we need newer versions.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karl DeBisschop [mailto:karl at debisschop.net] 
> Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 12:29 PM
> To: Voon, Ton
> Cc: Nagiosplug-checkins
> Subject: RE: [Nagiosplug-checkins] CVS: nagiosplug/doc 
> developer-guideline s.sgml,1.6,1.7
> On Wed, 2003-08-06 at 06:17, Voon, Ton wrote:
> > Automake on my Mac OS X box at home says 1.6 and the 
> Solaris server I have
> > at work is at 1.7.1. I'm just specifying minimum requirements.
> > The latest automake at GNU's website is 1.7.6 - would you 
> prefer to use
> > this? (I need to do some upgrading then!)
> OK - That makes things clearer (you said that in the doco, I 
> just missed
> it)
> Personally, I think my policy is going to be to use GNU 
> current apps for
> the the toolchain. Anything else runs a little closer to supporting a
> particular vendor than I'd like. I'd prefer to see that position
> reflected in the docs - the idea that we officially code to 
> GNU current
> to be vendor neutral. But, even if we make that policy 
> decision, putting
> a note about earlier versions that also work seems perfectly fine.
> So I don't think you need to upgrade, and I don't plan to look up the
> latest incompatible feature so as to break your installs. But 
> If there's
> a problem that needs solving, the latest features may be used without
> reservation. Sound like a reasonable policy?
> (This would appply to our CVS HEAD - I am not advocating 
> changes to the
> stable branch).
> --
> Karl

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