Supported Environments

While the Autotools should work on any Unix-based system, it has only been extensively tested on Linux as the plugins originally came from the Linux Tools project. OS-specific bugs or problems that are not reproducible on Linux may require a user work-around. For example, users of Cygwin or MinGW may require setting modifications to get the plug-in working for their project. The Autotools plug-in is not supported under a regular Windows environment (i.e. without Cygwin or MinGW).

To use the Autotools plug-in, it is required that you have the base CDT (C/C++ Development Tools) installed in Eclipse, the GNU Autotools installed on your system, and a "sh" (shell) command must be available. The "sh" command is required to invoke the configure script.