build-tool

DESCRIPTION:

This project is inspired by kdesrc-build.

It helps in building and maintaining a development environment. It downloads and configures sources and updates them later.

FEATURES/PROBLEMS:

The tool uses recipes to build software from scratch. It does

- Check out the sources from the repository (git, git-svn, svn, mercurial, bazar, archive).
- Update the sources.
- Set the build environment.
- Configure (qt, cmake, autoconf, custom)
- Build
- Install

It's main purpose is supporting me in developing kde while having a complete kde workspace from trunk. I would like to have reliable and reproducable builds so i'm sure the code is the problem and not my environment if something fails to build.

Additional features are:

- Open a shell with the environment used to build the sources.
- Provide sample xessions and kde.desktop files to use the result.

Currently the following recipes are provided:

- KDE Trunk

SYNOPSIS:

# Install a recipe
> build-tool recipe install kde
...
# Adapt the configuration
> kde-build configuration edit

# Build kdesupport/ modules and the base kde workspace
> kde-build build -u kdesupport/ KDE/

Documentation

michael-jansen.biz/build-tool

INSTALL:

gem install build-tool

LICENSE:

(The GPL LICENSE)

Copyright © 2009-2012 Michael Jansen