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+ - Simpler and/or more efficient Autotools replacement?

Submitted by eexaa
eexaa (1252378) writes "As you probably might have noticed, common ./configure script size grew to around half megabyte today, and even with simplest and smallest projects, running it can take around a minute on older or embedded systems.
I was wondering how nice it would be to have a tool that can take input similar to autotools (list of targets to build and list of things to check for), could produce a configure script that isn't bloated (and doesn't explicitly check for all obsolete things that happened more than 20 years ago), would possibly live without m4 (or any other intermediate layers) and doesn't expect installation on user side (which is exactly the wrong thing about SCons, CMake and similar systems). And yes, I believe that sacrificing some not-longer-needed compatibility for efficiency would be fine today.
So — are any Slashdotters aware of some software or a set of mystic autotools tweaks that would make this possible?"

+ - Efficient Autotools Replacement?

Submitted by eexaa
eexaa (1252378) writes "As you probably might have noticed, common ./configure script size grew to around half MB today, and even with simplest and smallest projects, running it can take around a minute on older/embedded system.
I was wondering that it would be nice to have a tool that can take input similar to autotools (list of targets to build and list of things to check for), can produce a configure script that isn't bloated (and doesn't explicitly check for all obsolete things that happened 20yrs ago), possibly lives without m4 (which is just plain ugly) and doesn't expect installation on user side (like SCons, CMake and other systems usually do). And yes, I believe that sacrificing some unneeded compatibility for efficiency would be fine today.
So — are any Slashdotters aware of some software or a set of mystic autotools tweaks that could help me solving this, or should I rather just sit down and code it?"

+ - Where do all the milw0rmers go now?->

Submitted by eexaa
eexaa (1252378) writes "No matter whether you noticed it or not, milw0rm is mostly dead since late September, and no one seems to be doing much about it. If we don't care about possible malicious usage of the actual exploits, milw0rm was one of the main resources for all the sysadmins who tried to stay secure and didn't have time/money/connections for security experts that would do it for them, or for living in complicated and unfriendly underground networks. Question is simple — Where do all the happy followers go now for their nicely-packed exploit listing? Are there any replacements? If not, is there some other good-enough information source I've missed?"
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