AUTOTOOLS JOHN CALCOTE PDF

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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Get to Know Us. Using pkg-config with Autotools Item It quickly became clear what I needed to do. For instance, I really wanted to add an jihn section, if not a chapter, on the differences between recursive and non-recursive make systems.

He teaches by example and explains the concepts very well from the ground up.

Watch Those Tab Characters! 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. There are passing references to things outside the scope of the project, which are — annoyingly — bereft of syntax and examples. Autotools Autotools is the first book to offer programmers caclote tutorial-based guide to the GNU build system.

He concludes the book with detailed solutions to the most frequent problems encountered by first-time Autotools users. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. You are commenting using your WordPress. This book quickly filled in my makefile knowledge gaps and pointed me in the right direction. 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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Author John Calcote begins with an calcotte of high-level concepts and a quick hands-on tour of the philosophy and design of the Autotools. Please try again later. Chapter take an open-source project FLAIM, a database that originated at WordPerfect and changed the build system from normal make to autotools.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here 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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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I installed Net Beans and opened the Autofools Beans project file. I’ve always been interested in Linux and open source projects but haven’t had the time to pursue it much until my job clacote me to learn it.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Without it, I’m not sure if I would have succeeded, especially since the autotools knowledge on the web feels quite scattered. In fact, I worked hard to find a publisher who would publish this book.

And good luck to the beginner who wants to find anything beyond a basic reference work online. The GNU Autotools make autltools easy for developers to create software that is portable across many Unix-like operating systems.

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Book Review: Autotools by John Calcote

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Jupiter, a simple “Hello, world! Although the Autotools are used by thousands of open autptools software packages, they have a notoriously steep learning curve.

The index is helpful – without reading the entire book I was able to jump to specific topics. No Starch Press; 1 edition July 23, Language: Believe it or not, I agree with many of your nits about the book. I couldn’t begin until I was confident that I knew where and why each of the makefile settings were set.

Using Incremental Installation Techniques Item This book covers “What am I trying to achieve? To help me along the way I ordered this book.

English Choose a language for shopping. 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. 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. Chapter 2 covers the GNU coding standards which is important to aclcote as automake is build on top of that.