Ninja Build Alternatives

    Ninja Build is described as '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' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Ninja Build 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 Ninja Build are GNU Make (Free, Open Source), SCons (Free, Open Source), Premake (Free, Open Source) and Autoconf (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 27, 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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      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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      Powerfully simple build configuration
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    1. 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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      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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    2. 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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      Waf is a Python-based framework for configuring, compiling and installing applications.
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    3. Automatically generate Makefile.in files compliant with the GNU Coding Standards.
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