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Information For Project Managers

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Begin by reading the user-related section? of this site. The information behind the links below is mostly intended for people working on COIN projects, i.e., project managers as well as contributors.


Understanding Subversion


Handling Versions and Releases


Miscellaneous Server Configuration


Doxygen


Using the Autotools In COIN

Note: With BuildTools 0.6, major changes have been made to the build system. The documentation below has not yet been updated to reflect these changes. See here for a documentation on what needs to be changed when upgrading from a BuildTools 0.5 based system to a 0.6 based system.

  1. Working With the GNU Autotools
    1. Introduction
    2. The configure.ac Files
      1. Basic structure of the configure.ac file
      2. Base directory configure.ac file
      3. Package directory configure.ac files
    3. The Makefile.am Files
    4. Running the Autotools
    5. Which Files Should be in the Subversion Repository?
    6. Working On Your Project
  2. Autotools Basics
    1. autoconf
      1. Template Files
      2. Configuration Header Files
    2. automake
    3. libtool
  3. Basic Structure of the configure.ac File
    1. General Concepts
    2. Beginning of a configure.ac file
    3. The Body of the configure.ac File
    4. The End of the configure.ac File
  4. The Package Base Directory configure.ac File
  5. The Project Directory configure.ac File
    1. Initialization of Tools and Compilers
    2. Check for Other COIN Components
    3. Checks For Third-Party Components
    4. Generation of Links for Data Files
    5. Project Specific Tests
  6. Introduction of Automake Concepts
  7. The Package Base Directory Makefile.am File
  8. The Makefile.am File in the Project Main Subdirectory
  9. Makefile.am Files in Source Directories
    1. Beginning of the Makefile.am File
    2. Building a Library
      1. Name of the Library
      2. Source Files for the Library
      3. Additional Link Command for the Library
      4. Collecting Objects from Other Libraries
    3. Building a Program
      1. Name of the Program
      2. Source Files for the Executable
      3. Specifying Linking Flags
    4. Additional Flags
      1. Include Directories
      2. Additional Preprocessor Definitions
      3. Correction for Default Include Flags
    5. Installation of Header Files
  10. Test Directory Makefile.am File
    1. Beginning of the File
    2. Compilation of the Unit Test Program
    3. The Test Target
    4. House Cleaning
  11. Using the Correct Version of the Autotools
  12. Hints, tricks, bugs, and suggestions
    1. Using autoreconf


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More Information

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