Make programs help to manage the complexity of building software programs from many source file and library components. Make programs read Makefiles, which are description files that specify the parts and processes that should be used to build a software product. Make programs have been the dominant programs for doing software builds for more than 25 years. The first make program was created in the mid-1970s. In the 1980s, make was extended with more advanced features. In the 1990s, several new make replacement programs were created to offer new description languages for makefiles.
Open Source - A-A-P is an experimental make tool. Features include a special AAP makefile syntax, automated dependency support for Unix C programs, and a GUI interface written in Python.
Freeware - A Make replacement with a simple and high-level target language. It supports build variants, and several different compilers and tools.
Open Source - A software build system implemented on top of GNU make featuring position-independent non-recursive multi-makefile include-based structure, complete inter-project dependency tracking, and extensible translator framework.
Provider of solutions that automate, accelerate and analyze the software build, test, and deployment process.
Freeware - A make program featuring pattern-matched viewpaths, parallel threads, multiple platforms, conditional directives, makefile regeneration, and an advanced Make description language.
Freeware - A make program written in Java, featuring a traditional make description language and shell command target actions.
Freeware - Not Ant is like Ant, but uses C# and .NET technologies.
Nmake - Lucent
Features dependency scanning, viewpaths, parallel and distributed rsh execution, a coshell, compiled makefiles, C preprocessor, variable editing, and a powerful Make rule language.
OpenMake Software, Inc.
Build management and automation from development IDEs to production release.
Opus - A multiplatform make featuring dependency scanning, suffix-specific viewpaths, extended command and macro modifiers, CPP preprocessor directives, and iterators in the Make rule language.
Open Source - A Make replacement written in Perl featuring hierarchical builds, dependency graph node triggers, no built in rules, PBS/Perl syntax for PBSfiles, a Perl API for the system, and shell or Perl build actions.
PVM GNU Make
Freeware - A modified GNU make that uses the Oakridge PVM Parallel Virtual Machine to perform parallel distributed builds.
Freeware - A make replacement like Cons, written in Python and featuring MD5 file signatures, dependency scanning, parallel build threads, viewpathing, multidirectory builds, and Python build actions.
Freeware - A tiny command-line prefix tool that can track dependencies for a file automatically without the need for a Makefile.
Freeware - A make replacement, written in Python featuring global dependencies view, extensible dependency scanning, parallel build threads, multidirectory builds, automatic cleaning and extensibility via Python classes.
Open Source - A modular makefile system for multi-platform C++ development in Unix environment using GNU make 3.80 or higher, featuring modular makefiles and transparent handling of dependencies and sources of multiple projects.
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