[openbeos] Re: OpenBeOS Source Tree

  • From: Erik Jakowatz <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 12:02:34 -0800

The IK Team has been toying with the idea of using JAM instead of make. 
Here's a lovely informational URL:


One of the attractive features is that JAM is supposed to be quite easy
to use for large projects: "Jam/MR can build large projects spread
across many directories in one pass, without recursing, tracking the
relationships among all files."

Those who wish to get the full-bore overview should see (apparently a
little dated):


Anyway, seems like a good time to toss the idea out to the group at
large. =)  I recall someone mentioning that Be was using JAM instead of
make (Cedric??).  Perforce also uses it to manage their own build
process -- which, with all the platforms they support, has got to be
pretty crazy.


Duncan Wilcox wrote:
> > Hello. My name is Aaron Davis. I am now the build meister for OpenBeOS.
> > Michael told me my first assignment was to investigate what everyone thought
> > of as a good source tree and then make something that everyone can live 
> > with.
> > So thats what i'm doing. Feel free to e-mail me suggestions to my address
> > (iceman@xxxxxxxxxxxx) or to the list. Any input would help me revise the
> > current source tree. Thanks.
> http://www.pcug.org.au/~millerp/rmch/recu-make-cons-harm.html
> It's quite hard to design a non-recursive makefile tree that is flexible and
> powerful, but it really pays off.
> Duncan

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