[gnutls-devel] GnuTLS | consider using an alternative build system (#320)

Development of GNU's TLS library gnutls-devel at lists.gnutls.org
Wed Dec 5 14:18:45 CET 2018

Autotools may have an interface many are familiar with, but for new developers who are not familiar with it, the learning curve is steep. The GNU build system is terribly difficult to understand and use compared to the likes of CMake. In my (mostly negative) experience autotools often means figuring out the exact combination and order of running `autoconf`, `automake`, `aclocal`, `autoheader`, `autoscan`, `autoreconf` and `configure` with the correct command line options for each (after which things still fail to build properly :crying\_cat\_face:). This is in stark contrast with a single invocation of `cmake`, which is like running `configure`.

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