Make is a tool which controls the generation of executables and other non-source files of a program from the program's source files.
Apache Ant is a Java-based build tool. In theory, it is kind of like Make, but without Make's wrinkles.
Maven is a software project management and comprehension tool. Based on the concept of a project object model (POM), Maven can manage a project's build, reporting and documentation from a central piece of information.
GNU Autoconf is part of the GNU Build System.
GNU Autoconf is a heavily used portability-enabling tool for UNIX-like systems, especially in free software projects. It is a compiler for a domain-specific-language for describing library, header, and function dependencies of a project. It generates a shell script that can be run before building a package to customize the build to the system.
GNU Automake is a part of the GNU build system, along with GNU Autoconf and GNU Libtool.
GNU Automake is a tool to create portable makefiles to manage the building and distribution of source code projects.
The GNU linker and related programs and libraries: ar, as, gprof, ld, nm, ranlib, strip, libbfd. You depend on this utterly.
RubyGems is a package manager for the Ruby. It provides a standard format for distributing Ruby programs and libraries (in a self-contained format called "gems"), a tool designed to easily manage the installation of gems, and a server for distributing them.
Rake is a Ruby make-like utility using standard Ruby syntax for the build specification file.
GNU Libtool hides the complexity of using shared libraries behind a consistent, portable interface. GNU Libtool ships with GNU libltdl, which hides the complexity of loading dynamic runtime libraries (modules) behind a consistent, portable interface.
Checkstyle is a development tool to help programmers write Java code that adheres to a coding standard. Its purpose is to automate the process of checking Java code, and to spare humans of this task.
MinGW: import libraries and header files for use with GCC to build native Windows applications; now with added extensions to the MSVC runtime to support C99 functionality.
CMake is a cross-platform, open-source build system. It is used to control the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files. CMake generates native makefiles and workspaces that can be used in the compiler environment of your cour choice, such as GNU Make, Visual Studio, and Xcode.
CruiseControl.NET is automated continuous integration server for the .NET platform. It is a C# port of CruiseControl for Java.
pkg-config is a helper tool used when compiling applications and libraries. It helps you insert the correct compiler options on the command line so an application can use gcc -o test test.c `pkg-config --libs --cflags glib-2.0` for instance, rather than hard-coding values on where to find glib (or other libraries). It is language-agnostic, so it can be used for defining the location of documentation tools, for instance.
The Ant component is designed to bring the power of Ant and Eclipse together. Ant is a Java based build tool. In theory it is kind of like make without make's wrinkles. It exists independent of Eclipse as an Apache open source project. Integrating Ant into Eclipse means:
� Executing Ant buildfiles from Eclipse
� Enabling access to Eclipse resources/function from Ant buildfiles (i.e., providing Ant tasks for Eclipse)
� Providing UI support for running ...
Maven Integration for Eclipse makes it easy to use Maven build and project comprehension tool in Eclipse.
It provides Maven POM editor, quick search in remote Maven repositories, Maven-based dependency management and automatic downloading of required dependencies and sources, launching Maven from within Eclipse, creating new projects using Maven archetypes, materializing projects using Maven metadata, WTP and AJDT support and more.
SCons is a software construction tool (build tool substitute for Make) implemented in Python. It features a modular build engine that can be embedded in other software. SCons configuration files are Python scripts that call the build engine API. It can scan files to detect dependencies automatically and maintain a global view of all dependencies in a build tree, and uses MD5 signatures to detect changed file contents reliably. Timestamps can be used if you prefer. SCons also supports parallel bu...
CruiseControl is a framework for a continuous build process. It includes, but is not limited to, plugins for email notification, Ant, and various source control tools. A Web interface is provided to view the details of the current and previous builds.
Custom Tasks for NAnt. All are welcome to Contribute...!
PHing Is Not GNU make; it's a project build system based on Apache Ant. You can do anything with it that you could do with a traditional build system like GNU make, and its use of simple XML build files and extensible PHP "task" classes make it an easy-to-use and highly flexible build framework. Features include file transformations (e.g. token replacement, XSLT transformation, Smarty template transformations), file system operations, interactive build support, SQL execution, CVS operations, too...