Alternatives to GNU Make for all platforms with any license

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  • CMake icon

    CMake

    CMake is a family of tools designed to build, test and package software. CMake is used to control the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files. CMake generates native makefiles...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku

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    Maven

    Apache Maven is a Java-based tool for build automation and project management (in software development). It is centered around a Project Object Model (POM) described in a XML file that describes the project structure and its...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Gradle

    Gradle is build automation evolved. Gradle can automate the building, testing, publishing, deployment and more of software packages or other types of projects such as generated static websites, generated documentation or indeed...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Ant icon

    Ant

    Apache Ant is an Open Source Java-based build tool (for software development). It uses XML files to describe, structure and control the build process. Most actions are described as 'Tasks' - Ant offers a library of built-in...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Rake

    Rake is a software task management and build automation tool. It allows you to specify tasks and describe dependencies as well as to group tasks in a namespace.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    SCons

    SCons is an Open Source software construction tool—that is, a next-generation build tool. Think of SCons as an improved, cross-platform substitute for the classic Make utility with integrated functionality similar to autoconf/automake...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Premake

    Powerfully simple build configuration Describe your software project just once, using Premake's simple and easy to read syntax, and build it everywhere. Generate project files for Visual Studio, GNU Make, Xcode, Code::Blocks...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    waf

    Waf is a Python-based framework for configuring, compiling and installing applications.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xcode Eclipse Microsoft Visual Studio

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    EBuild

    EBuild is a software project build, dependency management and reporting technology. The aim is to be able to tackle any build problem in a structured, declarative and elegant way. It is extensible via a plugin interface. .

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

  • Autoconf

    GNU Autoconf is a tool for producing configure scripts for building, installing and packaging software on computer systems where a Bourne shell is available.

    Open Source Linux

  • Automake

    GNU Automake is a programming tool that produces portable makefiles for use by the make program, used in compiling software.

    Open Source Linux

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    MakeMe

    Embedthis MakeMe is a modern replacement for make and autoconf. It manages the building of programs and products by direct compilation and the generation of IDE projects and Makefiles. MakeMe can portably build programs for Linux, Mac...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Ninja Build

    Ninja is a small build system with a focus on speed. It differs from other build systems in two major respects: it is designed to have its input files generated by a higher-level build system, and it is designed to run builds as fast...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Phing

    PHing Is Not GNU make; it's a PHP project build system or build tool based on ?Apache Ant. You can do anything with it that you could do with a traditional build system like GNU make, and its use of simple XML build files and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • tup

    Tup is a file-based build system for Linux, OSX, and Windows. It inputs a list of file changes and a directed acyclic graph (DAG), then processes the DAG to execute the appropriate commands required to update dependent files. Updates...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    qmake

    qmake is a tool from The Qt Company that helps simplify the build process for development project across different platforms. qmake automates the generation of Makefiles so that only a few lines of information are needed to create...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Buildr

    Apache Buildr is a build system for Java-based applications, including support for Scala, Groovy and a growing number of JVM languages and tools. We wanted something that’s simple and intuitive to use, so we only need to tell it what...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    NAnt

    NAnt is a free .NET build tool. In theory it is kind of like make without make's wrinkles. In practice it's a lot like Ant.

    Free Windows

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  • Jerkar icon

    Jerkar

    Powerfull and rich featured pure Java build and automation tool. Jerkar includes among others, dependency management, repository publication, super-easy build editing and depbugging.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Buck icon

    Buck

    Buck is a build system developed and used by Facebook. It encourages the creation of small, reusable modules consisting of code and resources, and supports a variety of languages on many platforms.

    Open Source Mac Linux GitHub

  • Makepp

    Compatible but reliable and improved replacement for GNU Make, implemented in Perl 5.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • UppercuT icon

    UppercuT

    The easiest build framework you will ever use. Just answer three simple questions (What is the name of your solution? What is the path to source control? What is your company name?) and you are building. UppercuT uses conventions...

    Open Source Windows

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