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Makepp

http://makepp.sourceforge.net/
Makepp, a build program which has a number of features that allow for reliable builds and simpler build files, is a drop-in replacement for GNU make. It supports almost all of the syntax that GNU make supports, and can be used with makefiles produced by utilities such as automake. It is called makepp (or make++) because it was designed with special support for C++, which has since been extended to other languages like Swig or embedded SQL. Also its relationship to make is analogous to C++'s relationship to C: it is almost 100% backward compatible but adds a number of new features and much better ways to write makefiles. Some features that makepp adds to make are: greatly improved handling of builds that involve multiple makefiles (recursive make is no longer necessary); automatic scanning for include files; rebuilds triggered if build command changes; checksum-based signature methods for reliable builds, smart enough to ignore whitespace or comment changes; extensibility through perl (within your makefile); repositories (automatically importing files from another tree); build caches (not recompiling identically what a user of the same cache already did).

Documentation

User manual available in HTML format from http://makepp.sourceforge.net/; User tutorial available in HTML format from http://makepp.sourceforge.net/1.19/makepp_tutorial.html


Download

Download External-link-icon.png version 1.40.1 (stable)
released on 23 December 2004

VCS Checkout

:pserver:anonymous@cvs.makepp.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/makepp

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
PerlKelly Hopkins28 April 2010



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
"Email holt-makepp@gholt.net" Gary Holt Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=43679
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=43679&atid=437093
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail mailto:holt-makepp@gholt.net


Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Perl 5.005_03 or later
Weak prerequisite Digest_MD5

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 28 April 2010.



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