Configure a project

Before compiling and building files, an autotools project has to be configured. This step is needed to set global options, to check that all required libraries and programs are installed on your system and to generate appropriate build scripts.

Configure the project

  1. From the main menu, select Build ▸ Configure Project....

  2. Keep the default configuration, select a new configuration or create a new one. You can inspect and modify all configuration options. See Autotools Configure Dialog for more information.

  3. Click on Execute to configure the project.

The configuration could fail if some libraries or programs are not installed or do not have the right version. The error message tell you what is missing.

Change the configuration

  1. From the main menu, select Build ▸ Select Configuration ▸ Another configuration.

If the project has not been already configured, it will be automatically configured before building any file.

Remove configuration

It is a like cleaning the project but it removes even more files. You need to re-configure your project to build it afterward.

  1. From the main menu, select Build ▸ Remove Configuration.