Short series describing how Arabica's build system was converted from a home-grown collection of Makefiles to GNU Autotools. Three part series written for CVu, the journal of ACCU.
- Part 1 - Discusses the motivation for moving to Autotools after many years of Makefile farming.
- Part 2 - First steps with Autotools - getting a library and test harness built.
- Part 3 - Finishing the conversion - writing macros and customising the build. Considers the expected and unexpected benefits of moving to Autotools.
An overview of Arabica together with sample code, published as Library of the Month feature in the January 2008 edition of Software Developer's Journal.