How do I use GNU AutoTools?

samuel ammonius sfammonius at
Mon Jul 11 14:11:43 CEST 2022

Hi. I hope this isn't too off-topic, but I came from this forum thread
<> hoping to find out
how to use autotools for a fork of XFCE that I was hoping to make. I have a
few questions:

   1. Is it ok if I just use CMake or is there a reason that XFCE uses
   autotools (is the reason just that CMake wasn't available when XFCE was
   2. If CMake is a bad option, how do I actually use autotools?
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