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Meson is described as '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' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Meson for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Haiku. The best alternative is GNU Make, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Meson are CMake, Maven, Gradle and Autoconf.

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    GNU Make

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cygwin

    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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    CMake

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku

    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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    Maven

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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 dependencies to other components and libraries.

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    Gradle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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 anything else.

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    Autoconf

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

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    Buck

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    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.

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    Cake

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Cake (C# Make) is a cross-platform build automation system with a C# DSL for tasks such as compiling code, copying files and folders, running unit tests, compressing files and building NuGet packages.

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    Automake

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

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    BuildAMation

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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, Linux and Apple OSX.

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    EBuild

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku

    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.

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