There are two automake project types. One reads a pre-existing
automake file, so you would just type in the AC_INIT line you want.
For the EDE project style automake, where the automake file is
managed entirely by EDE, I think the item you found was an oversight
where I forgot to finish the implementation.
If I remember rightly, I think the AC_INIT I was using at the time
wanted the name of a file, such that if the file change, automake
would rebuild itself.
I would be very happy if you took a shot at finishing that
implementation to provide AC_INIT with the right arguments, and made
any other logical updates for newer versions of automake. The version
of automake I wrote that implementation against was back perhaps 10
>>> Pierre Lorenzon <devel@...> seems to think that:
>I am starting using automake project type.
>I wonder why the AC_INIT command in configure.in is set to :
>Indeed in the autoconf manual it is recommended to set :
>AC_INIT (PACKAGE, VERSION, [BUG-REPORT], [TARNAME])
>That's what I deed before when I wrote my configure.in by
>hand. Indeed if these informations are set correctly they
>appear more or less when running ./configure --help and I find
>it convenient for the user.
>I mean that package name and version are available in
>project.ede file and could be set by ede ; as well as the bug
>report address that might be determined automatically by
>collecting certain emacs user variables.
>Should I do these implementations ?
>Moreover it would be more uptodate to call the configure.in
>configure.ac but it's a very small detail !