autotools-idl are a patch for automake and some autoconf macros which add support for IDL and C++ ORBs. They try to provide full support for compiling IDL files to C++ stubs and skeletons. The autoconf macros provide an unified detection of different C++ ORBs.
The two parts of autotools-idl are called automake-idl and autoconf-orb, respectively.

autotools-idl work with:
  1. Operating systems: GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Darwin (MacOS X), CygWin (MS Windows)
  2. ORBs: omniORB, TAO, MICO, orbitcpp, ORBacus, VisiBroker, Tuxedo, Orbix
  3. GNU make, BSD make, Solaris make
  4. C++ compilers: GCC, Intel C++ compiler, Sun C++ compiler

autotools-idl may be distributed under the terms of the GPL, with the usual automake and autoconf exceptions.

Quick links:
automake-idl latest version: 1.2.1-1.15, changelog
autoconf-orb latest version: 1.2.5, changelog
examples latest version: 1.2.1

automake-idl documentation
autoconf-orb documentation
Versions explanation

Test matrix

Technical explanation
Future plans

Sourceforge project page
All downloads

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