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'SCons' is a software construction tool (build tool substitute for Make). It features a modular build engine that can be embedded in other software. SCons configuration files are Python scripts that call the build engine API. It scans files to detect dependencies automatically, maintains a global view of all dependencies in a build tree, supports parallel builds, and uses MD5 signatures (optionally timestamps) to detect changed file contents reliably.


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released on 24 August 2004

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Required to use Python 1.5.2 or later

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