[CentOS] [Slightly OT] "Open Source Development + Tools" - Book/Resource?

Warren Young warren at etr-usa.com
Mon Sep 27 17:07:41 EDT 2010


On 9/27/2010 2:10 PM, Bill Campbell wrote:
>
> Another is ``GNU Autoconf, Automake, and Libtool'' by Vaughan,
> Elliston, Tromey, and Taylor.

Vaughan is still active on the autotools lists, and he occasionally pops 
in on threads mentioning his book, telling people they should be careful 
in applying what it says.  It was written so long ago that it no longer 
conforms to current autotools idioms.  Simply copying the code from the 
book is likely to get you a file that either gives lots of warnings or 
may not even work without changes, usually minor.

It's not useless, just superannuated.


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