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Re: [PATCH] removal of cover texts

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [PATCH] removal of cover texts
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 11:24:07 -0600
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On 09/19/2011 08:37 AM, Brian Gough wrote:
I noticed that the autoconf manual includes cover texts which could
actually be removed.  The maintainers guide says

   If your manual is not published by the FSF, and under 400 pages, you
   can omit both cover texts.

The autoconf manual meets both criteria by my count (392 pages).

Wow - that page size won't hold for very long. We may need to get the Maintainer's Guide updated on the actual page limit, since the autoconf manual is likely to grow, not shrink, in size.

But in principle, I agree with the patch, since GNU diffutils recently made a similar change (

This needs a NEWS entry, as well.

If no one objects to this change in the meantime, I will push this change along with the NEWS entry at the end of this week.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
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