Re: AMBER: GNU Autotool integration for Amber8!

From: David A. Case <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 16:41:32 -0700

On Wed, Oct 19, 2005, Xuebin Qiao wrote:
> The most important reason that I want to use autotool is to hide
> (auto-detect the default value of) the various tuning knobs in the configure
> script. For example, there are several compiler/architect combinations
> switches, such as sgi_mips, sparc and etc. And the arch guess code in
> current configure script is quite limited. Can we automatically discover
> most of the values of the supported combinations for end users?

I think it would be great to more reliably auto-detect environments, but I
wonder if autotools is really simpler or more reliable than coding the
"configure" script directly. Maybe if you could post a simple detection macro
that you are using for autotools, it would give a better idea.

[We can get you access to the amber9 me privately for that.
But as you can tell, I am not committing us to use autotools ... that will
still require quite a bit of pursuasion.]

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