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It quickly became clear what I needed to do. Flameeyes EnglishTechnical There are some add-ons it doesn’t cover, but this book got me up the steepest part of the learning curve.

And good luck to the beginner who wants to find anything beyond a basic reference work online. Using pkg-config with Autotools Item 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. The index is helpful – without reading the I’m a Software Developer that until recently wrote mostly Windows programs.

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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. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Linux Kernel Development 3rd Edition.

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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 focuses on two projects: The section on shared dynamic libraries for plug-ins was fantastic. Author John Calcote begins with an overview of high-level concepts and a quick calcotee tour of the philosophy and design of the Autotools.


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