Daniel Macks - 2007-07-22

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This is pretty important enhancement IMO. There are several parts of makefile that require hand-editing and tweaking that oculd be simplified and made more user-friendly and platform-portable. The autotools know which -g and -O flags are good on which platforms. There are easy ways to do flags to (for example) select among the various glut types, and check for their presence and location. As it becomes necessary to use different #include or other things on different platforms or versions of operating system, it's easy to detect and automatically compensate. Libtool would bring shared-library support and the idea of interface compatibility. And there would be an easy way to install the lib, rather than relying on manually copying files (which ones? where?).