I certainly have no particular ties to autotools.  My only reservations about switching to something else would be to ensure it is ubiquitous enough.  For example, would cmake be available for environments such as z-linux or AIX?

Rick


On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 12:11 PM, David Ashley <w.david.ashley@gmail.com> wrote:
Ok, new train of thought, same subject.

What about eliminating aototools completely? There are other, more
portable build environments available these days. CMake springs to mind
immediately. It is a lot easier to use, portable across multiple
environment including Windows and Linux, and can maintain dependencies
automatically (at least most of them). It also natively uses the
compiler, linker and other tools to build the application(s).

http://www.cmake.org/

There are some other build environments available but CMake appears to
be the most used and is free to download and use.

What do you think?

David Ashley


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