|Daniel Kolesa 4af8dc8e25|
OctaBuild is a simple build system that uses the Cubescript language to write build definitions without depending on a shell to function. It'll also feature things such as automatic dependency tracking and a large utility library abstracting away platform differences. Unlike Make, the program flow of OctaBuild is single threaded, offloading things such as compiler calls into a thread pool. Therefore, things such as standard output are unaffected by threading.
It can be used standalone at this point. Once everything is more done, a library form will be introduced. Several of the features are currently present via libostd (such as glob matching).
It needs libcubescript to function, which you can fetch at https://git.octaforge.org/tools/libcubescript.git or at https://github.com/OctaForge/libcubescript as well as libostd at https://git.octaforge.org/tools/libostd.git or at https://github.com/OctaForge/libostd.
- A real scripting language
- Make inspired with a similar style of dependency tracking
- Parallel builds
- Glob matching
- GNU Make style pattern rules
- Automatic dependency tracking
- Shell independence
- Platform related utilities
- and others
Use the provided Makefile to build - adjust the paths to OctaSTD and
libcubescript if necessary. There is a provided example build script
It's also possible to build OctaBuild with OctaBuild. There is a provided obuild.cfg in the main directory.
The octabuild binary supports the
-h option to display help.
Keep in mind that the number of jobs is in addition to main thread (unlike Make, where it specifies the total number of threads).