Autobuild is a package that processes output from building software, primarily focused on packages using Autoconf and Automake, and generates HTML summaries. The output includes project name, version, build host types, build host name, and indication of success or failure. The output is indexed in many ways to simplify browsing.
Autodist is a source distribution management system that allows powerful mechanisms to define what is included in and excluded from a distribution and what license is used. It is especially targeted at large software projects that create multiple distributions from a source tree. Autodist supports distribution management in directory, file, and file content level, and automatic relicensing of a distribution.
Autojar helps create jar files of minimal size from different inputs (classes, external archives, etc.). It starts from one or more given classes (e.g., an applet), recursively searches the bytecode for references to other classes, extracts these classes from the input archives, and copies them to the output. The resulting archive will only contain the classes that are really needed, so the size and loading time of applets can be kept low, and applications can be made independent of installed libraries. In a similar way, Autojar can search directories and archives for other resources like image files, extract them, and copy them to the output.
Autotools Bootstrapper scans a package's Makefile.am and configure.in (or .ac) and creates a customized bourne shell script which can create the configure script with a single command. The resulting bootstrap script can also be used to clean all autogenerated files from a project's directory tree, which is useful for importing into a CVS server. This tool is especially useful for developers who are not familiar with the use of Autoconf, automake, and libtool.
The Autotoolset package complements the GNU build system by providing automatic generation of legal notices, automatic generation of GNITS-standard directory trees, a rudimentary portability framework for C++ programs, support for writing portable software that uses both Fortran and C++, additional support for writing software documentation in Texinfo and LaTeX, and a manual introducing both Autotools and the GNU build system in a unified task-oriented manner.