How do I use GNU AutoTools?

Alexander Schwinn acs82 at
Mon Jul 11 15:11:54 CEST 2022

If you anyhow want to start from scratch, I would suggest using meson.

cmake imo is just a different hell / not any better than autotools,

Cheers, Alex

Am 11. Juli 2022 14:11:43 MESZ schrieb samuel ammonius <sfammonius at>:
>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
>   created?)
>   2. If CMake is a bad option, how do I actually use autotools?
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