How do I use GNU AutoTools?

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+1 for Meson, these other build systems are a bit tedious (especially comparatively)!

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On Jul 11, 2022, 8:11 AM, Alexander Schwinn wrote:

> 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:
>> - 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?)
>> - If CMake is a bad option, how do I actually use autotools?
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