Any success with GNU autotools + CVS / X11 IDE?

Christopher Nehren apeiron at
Tue Feb 3 20:20:57 PST 2004

I've posted a question like this before, and unfortunately it never got
an answer (that was approximately a year or six months ago, I believe).
I'm interested in doing GUI development on FreeBSD (or at least
something that uses CVS), and I'd like to use something like Anjuta.
The problem: the GNU autobreak^Wautotools fail almost immediately upon
trying to generate a new project. I know that they involve black magic
and voodoo the kind which even Gandalf the White avoids, so I haven't
even thought of fixing them (if I knew the hackery needed to fix them,
I'd write my own IDE). Is there any tale of an intrepid *BSD hacker
winning the battle with these accursed tools?

My glimmer of hope rests on the fact that Anjuta, KDevelop, and others
wouldn't be in the ports tree if they didn't work for someone, somewhere
out there.

I abhor a system designed for the "user", if that word is a coded
pejorative meaning "stupid and unsophisticated".  -- Ken Thompson
Please CC me in all replies, even if I'm on the relevant list(s).
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