Alternatives to CMake for all platforms with any license

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...

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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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  • 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.

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  • makebreed

    makebreed is a customizable shell script (./configure) that generates makefiles for C/C++ development projects using the gcc compiler. It is a simple, clean and easy...

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  • BuildAMation

    BuildAMation is a build system and project generator for C and C++ desktop applications, with an extensible architecture. It is written in C#, and works on Windows...

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  • Meson

    Meson is an open source build system meant to be both extremely fast, and, even more importantly, as user friendly as possible.

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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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