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Re: How to design and package portable internet software

From: John Almberg <jalmberg(at)not-real.identry.com>
Date: Sun Feb 16 2003 - 13:28:27 GMT
Thanks Bill. That's a good lead. For those who are interested in this 
topic, I also found a paper online by Avi Alkalay of IBM called 
'Designing Integrated High Quality Linux Applications.' 
 http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/HighQuality-Apps-HOWTO. Worth a read.

-- John

Bill Moseley wrote:

>On Thu, 13 Feb 2003, John Almberg wrote:
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>>I've done this with varying degrees of success and am just about to 
>>start a new project where easy installation will be key. I'm sure 
>>someone has written down some good strategies for this kind of thing. 
>>Any pointers in the right direction much appreciated!
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>Well the "standard" is to use the GNU Autotools.  There's a book:
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>   http://sources.redhat.com/autobook/
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>Swish-e uses a configure script (generated by autoconf, part of the
>autotools collection).  Swish-e doesn't use libtool (for building
>libraries), though.  I've wanted for a long time to switch to libtool.
>It's harder to convert an existing package to libtools than to start from
>scratch.  I wish I could find a libtool/autotools expert that could tune
>up the swish-e build system.
>
>My opinion has been that the autotools seem somewhat more complicated than
>I'd like -- but that's probably just because I don't know it well.
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