Automake Alternatives

    Automake is described as 'Automatically generate Makefile.in files compliant with the GNU Coding Standards' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Automake for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Android. The best alternative is CMake, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Automake are GNU Make (Free, Open Source), Ninja Build (Free, Open Source), SCons (Free, Open Source) and Meson (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 26, 2021

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      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.
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      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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    1. 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 as possible.
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      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 and compiler caches such as ccache.
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    2. The main design point of Meson is that every moment a developer spends writing or debugging build definitions is a second wasted. So is every second spent waiting for the build system to actually start compiling code.
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      Powerfully simple build configuration
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    3. 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.
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      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.
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    4. RKD: Task executor - balance between Makefile and Gradle. Written in Python. Powerful tool for every DevOps. Automates production tasks as well as local development tasks.
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      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 each Makefile.
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