Automake is a tool for automatically generating Makefiles compliant with the GNU Coding Standards. It was inspired by the 4.4BSD make and include files, but aims to be portable and to conform to the GNU standards for Makefile variables and targets. Automake is a Perl script. The input files are called Makefile.am. The output files are called Makefile.in; They are intended for use with Autoconf. Automake requires certain things to be done in your configure.in. This package also includes the "aclocal" program. aclocal is a program to generate an 'aclocal.m4' based on the contents of 'configure.in'. It is useful as an extensible, maintainable mechanism for augmenting autoconf.
Release Notes: Python support has been updated. Version requirements have been tightened. Several deprecated and obsoleted features have been removed, while new deprecations and future obsoletions have been introduced. Several minor bugs have been fixed.
Release Notes: Many obsoletions were introduced or finalized. Support for 'perllibdir', which was a hack, was removed. Some test suite weaknesses and spurious failures were fixed.
Release Notes: A large number of warnings and deprecations were introduced. Support was added for Objective C++ and for silent rules. Recursive cleaning rules now use the natural subdirectory order. Support for older non-POSIX Bourne shells was dropped. Several other modifications and enhancements were made. Many minor bugs were fixed.
Release Notes: Several obsolete features have been removed. A new "cscope" target has been added to aid in building a cscope database for the source tree. Several changes have been made to Automake-generated testsuite harnesses. Various other improvements and minor bugfixes have been made.
Release Notes: Various bugs were fixed. Some functions and behaviors were deprecated.