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GNU Cons - A Make Replacement
For those of you who don't know about it, GNU Cons is a
perl-based Make replacement .
It is not compatible with make, but it has a number of powerful capabilities not found in other software construction systems, including make.
The Freshmeat URL for GNU Cons is
Looking for volunteers for Conversion from Makefiles to Conscripts
We are looking for volunteers to convert some popular programs to build with Cons.
If anyone has any ideas, or converted packages, I'd be
glad to put them up on the cons web site for all to see and
Some of the targets that come to mind are:
Optional Perl packages (like CGI, CGI::Lite) that use the
perl Makefile.PL -> Makefile -> make
to have a set of cons scripts be generated, instead.
Some programs (like Emacs, or for that matter most GNU programs) that require the use of the configure script. If we can convert a couple of those, then we should be able to make a powerful case for cons.
Conversion of programs that build Makefiles to be modified to generate Cons scripts instead is also strongly encouraged.
The classic ones that come to mind are:
configure (or even autoconf)
A major win would be having Larry Wall's famous `Configure' script for perl generate Cons scripts (if, of course, perl already exists on the machine where we are attempting to build perl.)
Feel free to contact me with any ideas that you might have in this area.