[kaffe] build breakage
arnaud.vandyck at ulg.ac.be
Tue Sep 23 14:37:02 PDT 2003
On Tue, 23 Sep 2003 20:50:41 +0100 (BST)
James Simmons <jsimmons at infradead.org> wrote:
> I really really hate the build system :-(
Some friends told me about scons... do you know it?
a Software Construction tool
What is SCons?
SCons is an Open Source software construction tool--that is, a build
tool; an improved substitute for the classic Make utility; a better way
to build software.
What makes SCons better?
* Configuration files are Python scripts--use the power of a real
programming language to solve build problems.
* Reliable, automatic dependency analysis built-in for C, C++ and
Fortran--no more "make depend" or "make clean" to get all of the
dependencies. Dependency analysis is easily extensible through
user-defined dependency Scanners for other languages or file
* Built-in support for C, C++, Java, Fortran, Yacc, Lex, Qt and
SWIG, and building TeX and LaTeX documents. Easily extensible
through user-defined Builders for other languages or file types.
* Built-in support for fetching source files from SCCS, RCS, CVS,
BitKeeper and Perforce.
* Built-in support for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and past Visual
Studio versions, including generation of .dsp, .dsw, .sln and
* Reliable detection of build changes using MD5 signatures;
optional, configurable support for traditional timestamps.
* Improved support for parallel builds--like make -j but keeps N
jobs running simultaneously regardless of directory hierarchy.
* Integrated Autoconf-like support for finding #include files,
libraries, functions and typedefs.
* Global view of all dependencies--no more multiple build passes or
reordering targets to build everything.
* Building from central repositories of source code and/or pre-built
* Ability to share built files in a cache to speed up multiple
* Designed from the ground up for cross-platform builds, and known
to work on Linux, other POSIX systems (including AIX, *BSD
systems, HP/UX, IRIX and Solaris), Windows NT, Mac OS X, and
Best of all: all of the features mentioned above are here today, they
work, and they're stable. We ensure that today's functionality isn't
broken by tomorrow's release through rigorous use of a development
methodology that adds incrementally to an extensive set of regression
tests: non-comment lines of test code outnumber lines of production code
by more than 2 to 1.
(it does exist in Debian ;) but may be a little bit out of date)
-- Arnaud Vandyck, STE fi, ULg
Formateur Cellule Programmation.
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