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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The index is helpful – without reading the entire book I was able to jump to specific topics. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The index is helpful – without reading the Now you can get everything on Safari.

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

I am only sorry I didn’t bought this reference a long autotpols ago. It is well structured by going from easy just using autoconf to complex libtool and gradually building on the topics that it explained earlier.

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And keep it up to date in multiple small projects which I want to share. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Skickas inom vardagar.

Book Review: Autotools by John Calcote

You have at times discussed it on the blog. Without it, I’m not sure if I would have succeeded, especially since the autotools knowledge on the web feels quite scattered. For instance, he goes into two important topics that I have only written about in the blog up until now — Position Independent Code and library versioning — and then provides a whole chapter dedicated to tip and tricks, not only tied to Autotools.

The GNU Autotools make it easy for developers to create software that is portable across many Unix-like operating systems. Using Generated Source Code Item Thank you for the excellent objective review.


Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Flaim is an kohn project as it covers quite a lot of languages and problems. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: A very useful book! Buy the selected items together This item: Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. And in the current landscape where cmake is still preferred to build under Windows, and, luckily for all of us, scons is finally disappearing, dropping the politics, and simply provide a good pragmatic approach to practice is what I was hoping for.

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. 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.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Jupiter, a simple “Hello, world! The section on shared dynamic libraries for plug-ins was fantastic. As a tip, I started using Eclipse “autotools project” mode which gives autotools syntax help etc.


Chapter take an open-source project FLAIM, a database that originated at WordPerfect and changed the build system from normal make to autotools.

P The book consist of 11 chapters and I’d probably logically divide it in two parts. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. In fact, I worked hard to find a publisher who would publish calcoet book.

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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 complex hand-coded makefiles to the powerful and flexible GNU build system. The spot was taken not by me but instead by John Calcote, with his Autotools: I have even read more then pages of autptools, and find it calcotr good entrance to the gnu autotools thematics. He then tackles more advanced details, like using the M4 macro processor with Autoconf, extending the framework provided by Automake, and building Java and C sources.

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I was alone already scared by the number of autotools related filed were shipped with every project. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

The autotools-toolset is one of the most widely used tools for building and packaging programs, especially in the unix world. You’ll learn how to: Packaging Choices Wrapping Up Updates.

The only decent reference I could find, very usable. Don’t have a Kindle? Ships from and sold by Amazon.