[MonoDevelop] Autotools integration?

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
Sat, 11 Dec 2004 01:09:58 -0500


> > I'm just wondering whether MonoDevelop will use autotools for project
> > management in the future? It's quite annoying developing using MD and
> > then when it's time for a release having to copy all sources etc, and
> > creating an autoools project..
> No decision has been made about that yet. Potential tools tossed around
> have been:
> auto*
> mbuild
> nant
> make
> Personally, I am uncomfortable with nant given its difficulty to
> install/depend on in linux right now, mbuild is relatively immature (and
> no one has it), auto* and make are just a clusterfuck. Sigh :)
> So, basically, no plans, we aren't pleased with the current situation
> now either, but we have no idea which way to go.

I made a proposal that we should avoid autotools and instead grow our
own system.

C# applications that run on the framework in general can assume a lot
more than C applications that were designed to run on 1986 BSD and
todays latest Linux systems.

An old draft is here: