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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Chapter then adds shared libraries to the mix and explains why they are a pain in the butt and how libtool helps with that. I installed Net Beans and opened the Net Beans project file. You have at times discussed it on the blog.

It taught me that and much much more. It is also one of the least understood build-systems as it is an interesting web of small little tools autotols an important problem.

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Flaim is an interesting project as it covers quite a lot of languages and problems. It shows a stirring ecosystem of people working around Autotools; even though we disagree on views and in some technical details, his is the only current and complete cakcote on the tools of the trade. An Introduction to GCC: Jupiter, a simple “Hello, world! This book is easy to read and follow for me, so I have a autotoolz that I understand the purpose of constructs and design decisions in many autotools based and gnome related projects.

This book has helped me to overcome this barrier, so at the ending I was even surprised how easy it was to use autoconf, automake and libtool and many related helper tools. Author John Calcote begins with an overview of high-level concepts and a quick hands-on tour of the philosophy and design of the Autotools. Supporting make check; 5. Skickas inom vardagar. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. And keep it up to date in multiple small projects which I want to share.

Share your thoughts with other customers. This book explains the autotools well in the context of the example “project”, but provides little insight beyond the bounds of that project.

You probably know how I feel about Autotools books given I actually wanted to write one, was mostly rejected, and ended up working on spare time on Autotools Mythbuster — which I really should write more on. At any rate, No Starch Press has been tremendously kind and offered me a review copy — I dalcote contact them to propose my guide as a book, and they did tell me they had a book already in the works.

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This makes the book autotoolx to ready and to follow, but I would recommend to try out some of the chapters before moving to the next one to make sure you understand it well as autotoola next chapter will assume you do: I have even read more then pages of it, and find it a good entrance to the gnu autotools thematics. That sort-of covers the basics of autotools. So, Well, as a result, I never even gave it a try. Using Generated Source Code Item Packaging Choices Wrapping Up Updates.

As a tip, I started using Eclipse “autotools project” mode which gives autotools syntax help etc. There are some add-ons it doesn’t cover, but this book got me up the steepest part of the learning curve. He’s been writing autotolos developing portable networking and system-level software for nearly 20 years and is active in developing, debugging, and analyzing diverse open source software packages.


Without it, I’m not sure if I would have succeeded, especially since the autotools autoyools on the web feels quite scattered. Get to Know Us. The GNU Autotools make it easy for developers to create software that is portable across many Unix-like operating systems.

Believe it or not, I agree with many of your nits about the book. No Starch Press; 1 edition July 23, Language: Please try again later.

Autotools: A Practioner’s Guide to GNU Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool

The section on shared dynamic libraries for plug-ins was fantastic. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. My first assignment was to add several features to a program written in C that runs on Red Hat Linux.

The index is helpful – without reading the If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Although the Autotlols are used by thousands of open source software packages, they have a notoriously steep learning curve. And good luck to the beginner who wants to find anything beyond a basic reference work online.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Joohn learn how to: The Linux Programming Interface: 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 calcotr, and building Java and C sources.

I am only sorry I didn’t bought this reference a long time ago.