• Corpus ID: 119462144

Autotools for writing portable software

  title={Autotools for writing portable software},
  author={Jens Krueger},
  • J. Krueger
  • Published 20 October 2002
  • Computer Science
Most of the scientific software is developed in the same manner: It starts at a lab and the scientist says "This part of software is only for my private use". But the software grows and grows, and it comes the time, that other scientists want to use it, too. If they are not working in the same lab and on the same machine, it leads to the problem how to install this software on the new machine. Sometimes it is relatively easy to adopt the makefile to the new conditions (compiler, linker…