AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON SOFTWARE BUILD SYSTEMS
SAP is trying to patent... Makefiles and other build systems that combine a platform-independent configuration file with platform-specific templates to create platform-specific build systems. 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help.
QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published before Jan, 2012 that discusses:
Creating a platform-specific Makefile by combining a platform-independent Makefile and a platform-specific template Makefile?
If so, please submit evidence of prior art as an answer to this question. Only one piece of prior art per answer below. We welcome multiple answers from the same individual.
TITLE: Unified Software Build System
- Publication Number: US20130198717 A1
- Assignee: SAP
- Prior Art Date: Seeking prior Art predating January 2012
- Open for Challenge at USPTO: Open through Feb 1, 2014
Claim 1 requires each and every step below::
A method comprising:
- Receiving the unified build system configuration file in a computer system, the unified build system configuration file comprising at least one platform-independent build system configuration
- Generating, using the computer system, at least one platform-specific build system configuration from the at least one platform-independent build system configuration
- Selecting at least one template for the unified build system configuration file, the template selected from among templates corresponding to each of multiple platforms
- Generating the one or more build system build files for at least one of the multiple platforms using the platform-specific build system configuration and the selected template; and
- Providing the generated one or more build system build files in response to the unified build system configuration file.
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