From: Karl Nelson (kenelson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-26 13:22:48
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Karl Nelson" <kenelson_at_[hidden]>
> > 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.
> > http://www.ece.ucdavis.edu/~kenelson/format_package-0.0.1.tar.gz
> > It took all of 20 minutes to get working. It works on cygwin and
> > unix derivatives.
> > Hope it helps.
> There seems to be an enormous amount of (dense) code there written in
> languages I don't speak. I'm glad it was easy for you, but it doesn't help
> me much. Maybe a whole lot of comments would help.
I just wrote the Makefile.am, autogen.sh, and configure.in.
About 150 lines.
All the rest was generated by the tool. I documented those three
to the level where you should be able to use them as reference
for the autobook and automake reference guide. But if you have
more specific questions I would be happy to help.
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