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Handy tools for the WAF meta build environment

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This package contains a collection of tools for the waf build environment intended for both native- as well cross compilation of C/C++ based projects.

Following provides a non-exhausting list of functions provided:

  • Cross compile using several C/C++ cross compiler toolchains
  • C/C++ export to makefiles (e.g. make, cmake)
  • C/C++ export to IDE’s (e.g. Code::Blocks, Eclipse, Visual Studio)
  • C/C++ source code checking using cppcheck (including html reports)
  • Clean and format C/C++ source code using GNU indent
  • Create installers using NSIS
  • Create C/C++ documentation using DoxyGen
  • List dependencies between build tasks

A detailed description of waftools can be found at pythonhosted.


The waftools package can be installed using pip:

pip install -I waftools [--user]
wafinstall [--user]

Note that the last step will download and install the waf meta build system as well. As alternative you can also clone the repository and install the latest revision:

cd ~
git clone waftools
pip install -e ~/waftools [--user]
wafinstall [--user]


If you have any suggestions for improvements and/or enhancements, please feel free to drop me a note by creating an issue at the waftools projects page.

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