kmk - framework for writing simple makefiles for complex tasks
kmk and its helper tools are an extension to GNU make to ease writing
The goals of the kBuild framework:
- Similar behavior cross all supported platforms.
- Flexibility, don’t create unnecessary restrictions preventing ad-hoc
- Makefile can very simple to write and maintain.
There are four concepts being tried out in the current kBuild
- One configuration file for a subtree automatically included.
- Target configuration templates as the primary mechanism for makefile
- Tools and SDKs for helping out the templates with flexibility.
- Non-recursive makefile method by using sub-makefiles.
kBuild does not provide any facilities for checking
compiler/library/header configurations, that’s not in its scope. If
this is important for your project, check out the autoconf tool in the
GNU build system. It is possible to use kBuild together with autoconf
if you like, but you might just as well use the full GNU package.
On Debian systems, the kBuild binaries can be found in /usr/bin and its
data files in /usr/share/kBuild.
More information about kBuild project can be found at
kBuild was written by Knut St. Osmundsen <bird-kBuildfirstname.lastname@example.org>.
This manual page was written by Daniel Baumann <email@example.com>, for
the Debian project (but may be used by others).