Meson is a research experiment to determine optimal syntax and structure for a next-generation build system.
Release Notes: This release adds small updates and improvements. The major new features are native support for Qt5 application development and experimental support for Visual Studio compilers (though not yet for the IDE).
Release Notes: This release adds lots of exciting new features. Meson now works on Windows (with MinGW) as well as OS X. A new dependency subsystem allows detection and use of frameworks that don't provide pkg-config files. This provides native support for GTest, GMock, and Boost. The unit testing framework produces log files and has native support for Valgrind.
Release Notes: Meson is a build system designed to be as easy to use as possible without sacrificing performance. Support for modern development practices and tools are built in. These include native support for things such as unit testing, coverage reports, precompiled headers, CCache, and so on. All the gory details of these systems are dealt with by Meson so the user does not have to care. This is the first ever Meson release, which already supports complex tasks, such as building a program to generate new source code and adding those sources to a build target.