Phing is described as 'PHing Is Not GNU make; it's a PHP project build system or build tool based on ?Apache Ant' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Phing for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is CMake, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Phing are GNU Make (Free, Open Source), SCons (Free, Open Source), Maven (Free, Open Source) and Ant (Free, Open Source).
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.
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.
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.
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.