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From: Karl Nelson (kenelson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-26 12:57:55

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "braden_mcdaniel" <braden_at_[hidden]>
> > > * How can I (or we, the Boost developers in general) help?
> >
> > You could learn the autotools. :-)
> As a build system developer, it would probably be a good idea for me to do
> that eventually. I found the documentation really daunting last time I
> looked, though. Is there an easy way in?

Daunting is barely the word to describe it. The best way to
learn the thing is to take a really simple project which is already
using automake and expand it to fit yours. The documentation is
more of a reference guide for you to look up macros. It does
nothing to help the staring user. (Unless confusing is helping.)

Just to demonstrate (since I have done 3 of these in the last month)
here is a sample of an automake project done of my boost submission.

It took all of 20 minutes to get working. It works on cygwin and
unix derivatives.

Hope it helps.

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