On Thu, 13 Feb 2003, John Almberg wrote:
> I've done this with varying degrees of success and am just about to
> start a new project where easy installation will be key. I'm sure
> someone has written down some good strategies for this kind of thing.
> Any pointers in the right direction much appreciated!
Well the "standard" is to use the GNU Autotools. There's a book:
Swish-e uses a configure script (generated by autoconf, part of the
autotools collection). Swish-e doesn't use libtool (for building
libraries), though. I've wanted for a long time to switch to libtool.
It's harder to convert an existing package to libtools than to start from
scratch. I wish I could find a libtool/autotools expert that could tune
up the swish-e build system.
My opinion has been that the autotools seem somewhat more complicated than
I'd like -- but that's probably just because I don't know it well.
Bill Moseley firstname.lastname@example.org
Received on Fri Feb 14 14:54:32 2003