A cross-platform build file generator
bfg9000 - build file generator
bfg9000 is a cross-platform build configuration system with an emphasis on making it easy to define how to build your software. It converts a Python-based build script into the appropriate files for your underlying build system of choice (Ninja, Make, or MSBuild).
build.bfg files are just Python scripts with some new functions added, so you may already know how to write them; and when your build gets complicated, you can rely on the existing Python ecosystem to get you out of trouble.
Python may be slow, but bfg9000 gets out of the way as quickly as possible and relies on existing, mature build systems like Make and Ninja to do the heavy lifting of building your software.
Building your code shouldn’t be the hard part of developing your project. Above all else, bfg9000 strives to make it easy to write your build scripts.
A brief example
You can’t get much simpler than the simplest build.bfg file:
To build this executable, we need to create the actual build files and then run them:
$ cd /path/to/src/
$ 9k build/
$ cd build/
From there, you can run your newly-created executable: ./simple. Hooray!
For further examples, please see the `examples/ <https://github.com/jimporter/bfg9000/tree/master/examples>`__ subdirectory.
bfg9000 uses setuptools, so installation is much the same as any other Python package:
$ pip install bfg9000
From there, you can start using bfg to build your software! For more information about how to install bfg9000, see the documentation.
This project is licensed under the BSD 3-clause license.
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