Software Portability with imake
By Paul DuBois
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: August 1993
Pages: 390

Imake is a utility that works with make 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.

This Nutshell Handbook®--the only book available on imake--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.

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