The GNU Autotools make it easy for developers to create software that is portable across many UNIX-like operating systems. Thousands of open source software packages use the Autotools, but the learning curve is unfortunately steep, and it can be difficult for a beginner to find anything more than basic reference material on using the powerful software suite.
In Autotools, author John Calcote begins with an overview of high-level concepts; then tackles more advanced topics, like using the M4 macro processor with Autoconf, extending the Automake framework, and building Java and C# sources.
You'll learn how to:
- Master the Autotools build system to maximize your software's portability
- Generate Autoconf configuration scripts to simplify the compilation process
- Produce portable makefiles with Automake
- Build cross-platform software libraries with Libtool
- Write your own Autoconf macros
Autotools also includes a variety of complete projects that you're encouraged to work through to gain a real-world sense of how to become an Autotools practitioner. For example, you'll turn the FLAIM and Jupiter projects' hand-coded, makefile-based build systems into a powerful Autotools-based build system.
- Title: Autotools: A Practioner`s Guide to GNU Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool
- Author: John Calcote
- Length: 360 pages
- Edition: 1
- Language: English
- Publisher:No Starch Press
- Publication Date: 2010-07-20
- ISBN-10: 1593272065
- ISBN-13: 9781593272067
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