Alternatives to Ant for all platforms with any license

  • 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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  • GNU Make

    Make is a tool which controls the generation of executables and other non-source files of a program from the program's source files.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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  • 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...

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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...

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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...

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  • 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.

    Free Open Source Linux

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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...

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  • waf

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

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  • SBT

    SBT is a build tool for Scala. It is like Ant or Maven but with hieroglyphics.

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