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  • Maven

    Apache Maven is a Java-based tool for build automation and project management (in software development). It is centered around a Project Object Model (POM) described in a XML file that describes the project structure and its dependencies to other co…

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  • CMake

    CMake is a family of tools designed to build, test and package software. CMake is used to control the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files. CMake generates native makefiles and workspaces th…

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  • Gradle

    Gradle is build automation evolved. Gradle can automate the building, testing, publishing, deployment and more of software packages or other types of projects such as generated static websites, generated documentation or indeed anything else. Gradle…

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  • GNU Make

    Make is a tool which controls the generation of executables and other non-source files of a program from the program's source files.

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  • SCons

    SCons is an Open Source software construction tool—that is, a next-generation build tool. Think of SCons as an improved, cross-platform substitute for the classic Make utility with integrated functionality similar to autoconf/automake and compiler c…

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  • Premake

    Powerfully simple build configuration Describe your software project just once, using Premake's simple and easy to read syntax, and build it everywhere. Generate project files for Visual Studio, GNU Make, Xcode, Code::Blocks, and more across Windows…

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  • Ant

    Apache Ant is an Open Source Java-based build tool (for software development). It uses XML files to describe, structure and control the build process. Most actions are described as 'Tasks' - Ant offers a library of built-in Tasks, but various 3rd pa…

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  • Ninja Build

    Ninja is a small build system with a focus on speed. It differs from other build systems in two major respects: it is designed to have its input files generated by a higher-level build system, and it is designed to run builds as fast as possible.

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  • Rake

    Rake is a software task management and build automation tool. It allows you to specify tasks and describe dependencies as well as to group tasks in a namespace.

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  • Autoconf

    GNU Autoconf is a tool for producing configure scripts for building, installing and packaging software on computer systems where a Bourne shell is available.

    Open Source Free Linux

  • qmake

    Manual: https://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qmake-manual.html qmake is a tool from The Qt Company that helps simplify the build process for development project across different platforms. qmake automates the generation of Makefiles so that only a few lines of in…

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  • Buck

    Buck is a build system developed and used by Facebook. It encourages the creation of small, reusable modules consisting of code and resources, and supports a variety of languages on many platforms.

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  • NAnt

    NAnt is a free .NET build tool. In theory it is kind of like make without make's wrinkles. In practice it's a lot like Ant.

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  • Automake

    GNU Automake is a programming tool that produces portable makefiles for use by the make program, used in compiling software.

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  • SBT

    SBT is a build tool for Scala. It is like Ant or Maven but with hieroglyphics.

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  • BuildAMation

    BuildAMation is a build system and project generator for C and C++ desktop applications, with an extensible architecture. It is written in C#, and works on Windows, Linux and Apple OSX. Build modes supported are a multithreaded native command line b…

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  • Phing

    PHing Is Not GNU make; it's a PHP project build system or build tool based on ?Apache Ant. You can do anything with it that you could do with a traditional build system like GNU make, and its use of simple XML build files and extensible PHP "task" c…

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  • Jerkar

    Jerkar is both an automation tool and a Java framework for building projects. It falls in the same category as Ant/Ivy, Maven or Gradle.In other words, it's a rich featured pure Java build tool.

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  • Buildr

    Apache Buildr is a build system for Java-based applications, including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and tools. We wanted something that’s simple and intuitive to use, so we only need to tell it what to do, and it t…

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  • UppercuT

    The easiest build framework you will ever use. Just answer three simple questions (What is the name of your solution? What is the path to source control? What is your company name?) and you are building. UppercuT uses conventions and a series of con…

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