>>>>> "Olin" == shivers <email@example.com> writes:
>> Does anybody insist on having the .notify-rule in the Makefile? I
>> think it's not very polite to send a mail behind the users back.
Olin> I would prefer to keep it in. It's nice to be able to measure the use
Olin> of the system. I'd be willing to have it mad a ./configure flag, and to
Olin> loudly state this on our web page. How 'bout that?
Why bother with this within configure? .notify is a rule in the
makefile, let's remove it from the default target and ask the users to
invoke it explicitly.
BTW: Does anybody have statistics how often the notification mail was
sent over the years?