[Techtalk] Make replacement

Kathryn Andersen kat_lists at katspace.homelinux.org
Fri Feb 10 07:59:47 EST 2006

On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 08:29:28AM -0800, Maluvia wrote:
> I've been checking into make replacements myself - for different reasons.

> Not sure if these have all the features you're looking for, but the
> most promising one sounds like Scons:
> http://www.scons.org/

But it's a *software construction* tool.  Not a general-purpose make.
Sure, it might be hammered into doing other things, but why should I
have to write python modules to get it to do what I want?
> You might also check out:
> Cmake: http://www.cmake.org/  and,

Hmmm, looks like a wrapper around make, I'm not sure why that would be
better.  Also they admit it isn't well-documented.
> Jam: http://freetype.sourceforge.net/jam/

This does appear to be oriented towards building C/C++ programs, rather
than being general-purpose.  But I could be wrong.

Hmmmm. The last release seems to be a few years ago.
Though there does seem to be more recent relative, Boost.Jam

Kathryn Andersen
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