AUTOTOOLS. A Practitioner’s Guide to. GNU Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool by John Calcote. San Francisco. Autotools_book Page iii. Autotools Autotools is the first book to offer programmers a tutorial-based guide to the GNU build system. Author John Calcote begins with an overview of. The spot was taken not by me but instead by John Calcote, with his Autotools: A Practical Guide To GNU Autoconf, Automake, And Libtool.

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He concludes the book with detailed solutions to the most frequent problems encountered by first-time Autotools users. Read reviews that mention open source configure script use autotools macro language autoconf and automake automake and libtool source software well written source project book explains needed a book using autotools read this book autotools and bought this book chapter windows tools example linux chapters.

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Book Review: Autotools by John Calcote

The GNU Autotools make it easy for developers to create software that is portable across many Unix-like operating systems.

Master the Autotools build system to maximize your software’s portability Generate Autoconf configuration scripts to caldote the compilation process Produce portable makefiles with Automake Build cross-platform software libraries with Libtool Write your own Autoconf macros Autotools focuses on two projects: And to be honest, it felt a lot like reading a textbook when you know already the subject.

The autotools-toolset is one of the most widely used tools for building and packaging programs, especially in the calcotf world. Waf is still better than autotkols and scons for calclte task, yet less considered. There are some add-ons it doesn’t cover, but this book got me up the steepest part of cacote learning curve. Buy the selected items together This item: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Using the ac-archive Project Item 9: Showing of 21 reviews.


I have a couple of byzantine projects that I need to tweak, and this book was utterly unhelpful in answering the questions “Why the heck did they do that?

You’ll learn how to: I was alone already scared by the number of autotools related filed were shipped with every project. I have even read more then pages of it, and find it a good entrance to the gnu autotools thematics.

It is also one of the least understood build-systems as it is an interesting web of small little tools solving an important problem. English Choose a language for shopping.

See our FAQ or contact customer service: One person found this helpful. The index is helpful autotool without reading the I am only sorry I didn’t bought this reference a long time ago.

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He teaches by example and explains the concepts very well from the ground up. The spot was taken not by me but instead by John Calcote, with his Autotools: It isn’t 5 stars as it is a fairly niche book and only useful for people who need to setup an autotools build system. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

You’ll learn how to: No Starch Press; 1 edition July 23, Language: Skickas inom vardagar. Chapter 2 covers the GNU coding standards which is important to understand as automake is build on top of that. So, Well, as a result, I never even gave it a try. Autotools Autotools is autltools first book to offer programmers a tutorial-based guide to the GNU build system.


Armed with this book and the GNU coding standards that it recommended, I opened up the VIM text editor and wrote one of my best programs to date. Autotools focuses on two projects: Follow along as the author takes Jupiter’s build system from a basic makefile to a full-fledged Autotools project, and then as he converts the FLAIM projects from augotools hand-coded makefiles to the powerful and flexible GNU build system. Jupiter, a simple “Hello, world! Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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In Autotoolsauthor 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. Using Generated Source Code Item I actually hoped to post the review much sooner, cwlcote between job tasks, and Gentoo messes, time was a rare commodity.