A Python software build management tool inspired by Maven
A Python software build management tool inspired by Maven.
After installing cycle via pip or rpm, just generate your first simple project calling:
cycle prototype generate mynewproject [-p prototype]
Cycle is small prototype of a build tool inspired by Apache Maven. On the long term, it should provide some of the features Maven provides, such as
- a predefined, but flexible to customize lifecycle for projects
- a flexible integration of additional commands
- integrations to pypi, github and other remote services
- and a bunch of prototypes (maven archetypes) with good common used conventions
Why I started the project?
I’m a sysadmin and developers for a while working with several languages and tools. For some languages there a powerful tools and guidelines how to develop, for other languages a developer has to review a bunch of projects to analyze the common practices.
For almost all software projects a basic software lifecylce is identical as you can review for yourself looking at the Maven documentation, eg.
- generate a project from a skeleton/template
- generate additional config files (special environments, test-tools config, …)
- registering/setup remote resource (pypi, scm repo, …)
- develop and test (best in the way of feature branches)
- write/generate documentation
- release (source, binary, distro formats)
Sometimes this seems a bit far away from DRY?
Why not just using Maven?
Good question! Maybe the best answer is: Maven is too powerful and a too huge step for many developers. At least working/customizing the pom.xml files seems to be a too horrible thing for many.
So I try to develop this small Maven inspired tool as a lightweight tools for Python and other languages. Let’s look what it becomes :-)
Contributions are welcome.