embuild 20050724

embuild/atool is a mature embedded software development system.
embuild/atool is a mature embedded software development system including a unique make tool with auto-dependency generation, source and object version control, and some useful minor utilities. Support for gnu toolchain (C and assembler) included.

embuild-atool makes a strong distinction between source and output files. Source files are edited by the user, using methods outside of the scope of atool. Output files are in principal created by a single, non-iterative step from the source files. Output files are in principal recreatable at any time from source files. (For efficiency of development, atool supports a variety of methods of incremental building). Output and source files are stored in separate directories.

Main features:

  • Optional module-oriented revision management of both source and object code.
  • A unique make tool (amake) with multithreaded multi-cross-platform compilation configured in a very simple way.
  • Plugins are provided for gcc and compatible C and assembly language including automatic dependency determination.
  • Plugins are provided for automatic header file creation (including C prototype extraction).
  • Plugins are provided for automatic editor tag file generation.
  • Plugins are provided for automatic C struct parsing for use in data editors and converters.
  • Plugins are provided for automatic conversion from binary data to initialized C array.
  • Plugins are provided for automatic latex generation, including extraction of C prototypes for module documentation.
  • Plugins are provided for automatically saving tool help messages into text files.
  • You can easily add your own plugins and/or build on top of existing ones.
  • Provides an established method compiling and using gcc cross compilers in a fully version controlled way.
  • A simple method of generating "lightweight versions" for small modifications to a large project.
  • A simple method of generations "frozen versions" of revision-controlled source and object code.
  • For optimum usability, all data is stored in the most direct way possible using ordinary directories, files and symbolic links.

last updated on:
December 2nd, 2007, 0:29 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Ted Merrill
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