Copyright © 1997-2013,2014 by Thomas E. Dickey
In 1997, I became involved with Lynx. Although Lynx ran on many platforms, its UNIX build configuration needed improvement. This project arose out of tracking issues on the lynx-dev mailing list.
I worked with Jim Spath on this. As of Lynx 2.8, it was mostly complete.
This was my plan. It took more than one step, so I applied intermediate versions into the developmental sources, both to get feedback, as well as to simplify synchronization.
config.h, included in all files.
makefile.inwith an auto-configure script.
makefileto a single target (i.e.,
lynx). (At this point, the top-level
Makefilecan be deleted, as well as some of the scaffolding for config.h).
configurescript to support common user options (such as whether DirEd is built).
If you have built Lynx on an obscure platform, or have other contributions, we are interested in hearing from you. Comments can be directed to the Lynx Developers List at email@example.com.