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Build system based on GNU make and GNU m4

'MakeXS' is a build system that is based on GNU make and GNU m4. It is simpler to set up than autoconf and automates various mundane tasks.


User guide available in HTML format from; User guide available in RTF format from

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Janet Casey

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17 March 2004

Leaders and contributors

Gianni Mariani Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites

Required to useGNU make 3.79.1 or later; GNU m4 1.4.1 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 29 July 2005.


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