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<h1>Software Construction and Management Tools</h1>

<h2>Software Building</h2>

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<a href="http://www.gnu.org/software/make/">GNU Make</a> - the best make in 
town! An implementation of make with many enhancements and some 
parallelization.
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<a href="http://www.canb.auug.org.au/~millerp/cook/cook.html">Cook</a> - 
a make replacement with variables, user-defined functions, parallelization,
file checksums, and other powerful features.
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<a href="http://www.dsmit.com/cons/">CONS</a> - a make replacement written
in Perl with file checksums and other features.
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<a href="http://jakarta.apache.org/ant/">Ant</a> - a make replacement
written in Java that uses an XML description language.
</p>

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<a href="http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Software/Build_Management/Make_Tools/">
Google's Web Directory for Make Tools</a> - contains other useful links.
</p>

<h2>Software Pre-building Configuration</h2>

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GNU <a href="http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/autoconf.html">Autoconf</a>,
<a href="http://www.gnu.org/software/automake/automake.html">Automake</a>,
and <a href="http://www.gnu.org/software/libtool/libtool.html">Libtool</a>:
a trio of programs to portably build applications across multiple UNIX
platforms. The de-facto standard in the open-source world.
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://www.dubois.ws/software/imake-stuff/">Imake</a> - a
portability tool that ships with X11.
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<a href="http://www.cleanscape.net/stdprod/qef/qef.html">QEF</a> - a 
high-level software construction system. Operates consisnetly across UNIX
and Windows NT platforms. Proprietary.
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<h2>Software Packaging</h2>

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<a href="http://www.rpm.org/">RPM</a> - a package management system used on
RedHat Linux and other RPM-based distributions. Also look at 
<a href="http://www.linux-mandrake.com/cooker/urpmi.html">urpmi</a>, 
<a href="http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/RHNetwork/ref-guide/up2date.html">
up2date</a>, <a href="http://apt-rpm.tuxfamily.org/">apt-rpm</a>, 
and <a href="http://ximian.com/products/redcarpet/">Ximian Red Carpet</a>,
which install packages and resolve dependencies.
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<a href="http://freshmeat.net/projects/dpkg/">dpkg</a> - The Debian Package
Manager, which is also used on similar distributions. Also look at 
<a href="http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/index.en.html">Apt</a> 
which automatically installs packages and resolves dependencies.
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://www.gentoo.org/">Portage - The Gentoo Package Manager</a> - 
a package management system for Gentoo Linux. Akin to the BSD ports but
based on Python.
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://www.openpkg.org/">OpenPKG</a> - a cross-platform UNIX
software packaging system.
</p>


<h2>Source Control Managament Systems</h2>

<p>
<a href="http://www.cvshome.org/">CVS</a> - the current standard of
open-source source control systems. Functional and stable, but limited in 
many ways.
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://aegis.sourceforge.net/">Aegis</a> - an SCM system by Peter
Miller, with changesets, distributed repositories, file renames and other
powerful features. Can be networked over HTTP.
</p>

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<a href="http://subversion.tigris.org/">Subversion</a> - a CVS replacement
with atomic commits, networking over HTTP, efficient handling of binary file
and other features.
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://www.fifthvision.net/open/bin/view/Arch/">Arch</a> - a
distributed source control system with renames, networking over FTP and
other features.
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://www.opencm.org/">OpenCM</a> - a CVS replacement which is not
as feature rich as CVS but supports some useful things that CVS lacks.
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://www.vestasys.org/">Vesta</a> - a distributed configuration
management system, which depends on its own internal building process. Very
mature and LGPLed.
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<h2>Bug Tracking</h2>

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<a href="http://www.mozilla.org/projects/bugzilla/">Bugzilla</a> - a
WWW-based bug management system written as part of the Mozilla project with 
many advanced features. 
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://www.gnu.org/software/gnats/">GNATS</a> - The GNU Bug
Tracking System, which uses Plaintext files to store its information and
has several front-ends.
</p>

<p>
<a href="http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Software/Configuration_Management/Bug_Tracking/">
Google's Web Directory Bug Tracking Category</a> - contains links to many
other implementations.
</p>



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