Automake 1.11 supports Linux-kernel like silent build rules with easy ways to
switch to the more verbose output either at configure time:
or at make time:
IMHO would be better to "require newer version of existing tool" than to drag
a new special-purpose widget.
The attached patch enables silent build rules by default.
Created attachment 29270 [details] [review]
Get rid of shave with AM_SILENT_RULES
Reported correctly here: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=594315