Meson – next-generation build system

Meson is a project to create the best possible next-generation build system. It’s designed to be both as fast and as user friendly as possible. The main design point of Meson is that every moment a developer spends writing or debugging build definitions is a second wasted. So is every second spent waiting for the build system to actually start compiling code.

It supports many languages and compilers, including GCC, Clang, PGI, Intel, and Visual Studio. Its build definitions are written in a simple non-Turing complete DSL.

Meson is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Supported languages include C, C++, D, Fortran, Java, and Rust.
  • Build definitions in a very readable and user friendly non-Turing complete DSL.
  • Cross compilation for many operating systems as well as bare metal.
  • Optimized for extremely fast full and incremental builds without sacrificing correctness.
  • Built-in multiplatform dependency provider that works together with distro packages.
  • Multiplatform support for Linux, macOS, Windows, GCC, Clang, Visual Studio and others

Website: mesonbuild.com
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Jussi Pakkanen and contributors
License: Apache License 2.0

Meson is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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