Openismus gave me the opportunity to write a autotools plugin for Qt Creator. The plugin is available for download at http://www.gitorious.org/qtcreator-autotools-plugin. Please check the README file for installation instructions.
The plugin allows to load an autotools project and offers the following functionality:
- Syntax highlighting for Makefile.am files
- Automatic project tree update if a Makefile.am file or the configure.ac file has been changed
- Out of source builds
- Configuration of build steps
- Code completion
The project is in a very early state and has not been tested yet by a broad user base. Any feedback would be very welcome!