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Life After Make-- Building Software with SCons

At our November 2003 meeting, Joe VanAndel of NCAR reminded us of all of those annoying problems we've had to manage with make over the years, and the complexity that developers face when trying to make portable software distributions with autoconf/automake.

The solution that Joe has been using in his work is SCons, a next-generation build tool based on Python scripts. By using a flexible, extensible foundation, SCons can easily be extended to handle new languages (with new ways of recognizing dependencies); a wide range of methods for storing source files, including RCS/SCCS, CVS, and even tar and zip; and new development environments including Visual Studio.

You can read all about SCons in Joe's presentation slides (HTML, PDF 76K).

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February 15, 2009

February 2008: FRUUG Enters Quiescent Phase
After 27 years running, we're suspending operations.

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