I think this is the right forum for this, sorry if it's not.
I have a NetBeans C++ project implements some thin JNI wrappers for a proprietary network protocol that is also implemented as a dynamic library. There is also a Java class library that tries to wrap these into a more standard Java way of doing things.
So my next step is to package this stuff to distribute on a few flavors of Linux and Macs. Maybe Windows later but that's a lot of work for a few users.
The problem is how to work with autoconf, automake and a NetBeans project. I've taken the NetBeans Makefile and sources and written the .ac files needed and things seem to be working. The project is still under development as more of the protocol is implemented so we'll have more source files.
I have some ideas but I'm looking for advice from people who've done this.
I'd like to make it as smooth and automated as possible but everything I come up with has too many manual steps.
It's not what your program can do, it's what your users do with the program.