#82 New libtool, use automake, port to windows ce

Feature Request


I saw requests for updating libtool, something I also need for the Windows CE port. This patch does this, and also makes expat use automake. I found that auto-tools are happiest if they work together. I hope you find this setup convenient, you get all the standard features this way (make distcheck for example).

The patch also adds support for Windows CE.

As expat is a dependency of dbus-daemon, we are very interested in seeing the Windows CE port merged for the KDE project. Please let me know if there are any issues you want to see resolved, and with any other questions and suggestions. I can help you with other auto-tools related problems as well, if necessary.


  • Marcus Brinkmann

    mingw32ce is similar to cegcc in that it does not have usable libtool wrappers, so they should be disabled. This needs to happen in upstream libtool, but for the time being the following patch helps with that. Please consider to apply it if you accept the other patch.

  • Marcus Brinkmann

    On mingw32ce targets, the libtool wrappers don't work. The second patch disables them for the time being (should be in upstream libtool, but isn't yet).

  • Sebastian Pipping

    • status: open --> closed-out-of-date
    • Group: --> Feature Request
  • Sebastian Pipping


    There seem to be two main aspects here: Migration to GNU Automake and supporting Windows CE. For Automake, we use that on Git master by now. For Windows CE, if it still matters, please make a pull request against latest master on GitHub: https://github.com/libexpat/libexpat



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