is a utility that works with imake
to enable code to be compiled and installed on different UNIX machines. imake
makes possible the wide portability of the X Window System code and is
widely considered an X tool, but it's also useful for any software
project that needs to be ported to many UNIX systems. imake
also runs under Windows NT.
handbook is ideal for X and UNIX programmers who want their software
to be portable. The book is divided into two sections. The first
section is a general explanation of imake, X configuration files, and how to write and debug an Imakefile.
The second section describes how to write configuration files and
presents a configuration file architecture that allows development of
coexisting sets of configuration files. Several sample sets of
configuration files are described and are available free over the Net.
New in the second edition:
- Updated to cover the version X11R6.1 of the X Window System
- Discusses using imake for non-UNIX systems such as Windows NT
- Covers some of the quirks about using imake under OpenWindows/Solaris
About the Author
Paul DuBois is one of the primary contributors to the MySQL Reference Manual, a renowned online manual that has supported MySQL administrators and database developers for years, now available in an attractive paper format from the O'Reilly Community Press. He is also the author of Using csh & tcsh and Software Portability with imake by O'Reilly, as well as MySQL and MySQL and Perl for the Web by New Riders.