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Building a testing framework on OSS: when a batch file is not good enough and a testing framework is not quite the right fit

Why: I needed to create log file names with unique timestamps using a plain batch file. As it turned out, the best Windows-batch-file solution is locale dependent. So the best alternative solution I found was date.exe from UnxUtils (see below). Along came a bunch of other useful software, which is good to know about.

Cross platform open source command line tools:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/unxutils/
http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/

Project management and the GNU coding standards

Autotools: Up and Running in 15 Minutes Using the Following Material

Autotools — *nix and all other platforms
Cmake — Windows only

Best Autotools Intro

Part 1 of 3:

Part 2 of 3:

Part 3 of 3:

http://ator1699.home.xs4all.nl/Work/GBS/Doc_and_download/2_RecursiveMakeConsideredHarmful.pdf

For more details, use the following:

Making configure Scripts 

A brief introduction to the GNU Autotools &c 

An argument against Autotools and in favor of CMake