Subject: ANNOUNCE: Coadjute 0.0.1, generic build tool
Date: Sunday 18th January 2009 00:01:58 UTC (over 8 years ago)
Announcing the release of Coadjute, version 0.0.1! Web site: http://iki.fi/matti.niemenmaa/coadjute/ Hackage: http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/Coadjute Coadjute is a generic build tool, intended as an easier to use and more portable replacement for make. It’s not tailored toward any particular language, and is not meant to replace tools which target a specific environment (such as ghc --make or Cabal, taking Haskell as an example). I've been sitting on this for a couple of months now and figured I might as well push it out since it seems to be in relative working order. I've used it on my web site since July and it hasn't resulted in data loss yet. Still, it's a 0.0 version so no guarantees. ;-) A bit of advertising: Portability is striven towards in two ways: * You don’t have to deal with the idiosyncrasies of many make implementations (well, people don’t, but they call their GNU Make files makefiles instead of GNUmakefiles, which causes misunderstandings). * You have Haskell at your disposal, and are encouraged to use that whenever possible instead of system-specific binaries like the POSIX commands we all know and love. Comes with support for: * Parallel task performing. * Advanced out-of-dateness detection: o Choice between timestamps and hashes. o Keeping track of what arguments have been passed. * Haskell! Have a look at the Haddock documentation for a few simple examples and do feel free to comment over at haskell-cafe—or privately, if that's your preference. Any kind of discussion is welcome!