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Built-in Tool Probe
  • Automatically probes build tools and configures build rules.
Portable Makefiles
  • Run Makefiles across platforms/compilers without change.
  • Consequence of high level assertions, feature-based tool probe, built-in tool knowledge.
Hierarchical Rule Management
  • Makefile -> Project rules -> baserules
  • Flexible rule distribution from multiple rule repositories.
  • Fine-grained rule project and subsystem specific rule and variable overrides.
  • Minimizes redundant rule specification and enhances portability.
Metarules; Metarule Closure
  • Infer prerequisites and action by pattern.
Target Attributes
  • Ability to associate arbitrary attributes to targets and then operate on targets accordingly.
  • Attributes may associate to targets based upon target pattern.
  • Persistent.
  • Example: during scan, detect files containing specified token or that are empty and tag targets with attribute for later special processing.
  • Attributes can drive pattern-directed rules on equal footing with file names/file suffixes.
Optimized Shell Interface
  • Uses single persistent shell -- eliminates fork/exec overhead and allows more natural action block syntax and semantics.
  • Generalizes naturally to distributed network shell execution leading to distributed builds.
Source in Multiple Directories
  • Uses .SOURCE.suffix special atoms to define what directories to search for files ending with .suffix and .SOURCE for all files (with transparent viewpathing.)
State Variables
  • Can have explicit and implicit dependencies on state variables.
  • Can represent #define values such that changing a value will only recompile code using that #define.
  • Can represent compiler name and/or compiler flags so changing compilers or flags can trigger recompilation.
Dependency Based Java Support
  • Automatic dependency generation.
  • Incremental dependency update.
  • Dependency cycles and implicit targets.
  • Batched compilations for improved performance.
  • Concurrent and distributed build.
  • Incremental global build.
  • Incremental safe inside package local build.
  • Simplified user interface.
  • Full viewpathing support.
  • Jar file creation.
Support for C++
  • Handles compiler-specific header processing and template generation procedures.
Rule Based Concurrency Control
  • The .SEMAPHORE special atom provides rule based concurrency control.
Makefiles up to 10x Shorter
Code Instrumentation Support
  • Support for the following instrumentation tools: Purify, Quantify, PureCoverage, Codewizard, Insure++, Sentinel.
Integration with Eclipse
  • Eclipse Plugin for Eclipse CDT provides nmake compatible tool chain definitions and project templates.
  • Integrates with Eclipse TM/RSE and JDT.
  • See the Eclipse support page.
Structured Build Logs
  • Output build logs in XML format allowing processing and analysis by other tools.
  • Captures dynamic structure of build including hierarchical Makefile/target nesting.
  • Captures build details including the nmake version, pwd at all recursion levels, PATH, VPATH, host machine name, operating system version, user id, and timing information of each shell action and of the entire build.
  • Captures target trigger reasons for enhanced diagnostics.
  • Captures additional user defined details.
  • Associates all build job output with triggering rule.
  • See the Build Log Overview page for more information.
Web-based Build Log Visualizer
  • High level nested list, graph, and table views with build targets color coded by exit status and linked to detailed views.
  • Displays target trigger reasons for enhanced diagnostics.
  • A summary page providing information and statistics for the entire build.
  • Pages summarizing information for each Makefile run during the build, including build output and timing information for each triggered target.
  • Indices allowing quick navigation around the build data. The indices allow jumping to other views, traversing the Makefile recursion hierarchy, and direct access to failed targets.
  • Multi-build log index providing simple table summarizing several builds. Provides key data for each build including build outcome and link to actual build log.
  • A link to the original text log to view the regular build output.
  • A link to the raw XML log.
  • See the Build Log Overview page for more information.

Last Update: Friday,12-Aug-2016 10:53:01 EDT