[Rake-devel] Building native extensions with Rake

Dominic Sisneros dsisnero at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 14:47:15 EST 2008


Another thing to look at is buildr (http://github.com/vic/buildr/tree/master)
which adds a lot of rake commands for building, installing java projects but
a lot of the core stuff doesn't depend on java.

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 12:34 PM, Charlie Savage <cfis at savagexi.com> wrote:

> Do you think mkmf2 could be made to do the job? Or is it an evolutionary
>> dead end?
>>
>
> Good question - and I don't know.  I'd have to dig into a bit more to give
> a informed answer.
>
>  It might be worth starting a RubyForge project anyway, recruit a few
>> people, get a few people testing and so on.
>>
>
> I'd only want to start it if I knew I could finish it - or at least get it
> along a fair distance.
>
>
>> BTW, this looks like a current reference, yes?
>>
>> http://www.python.org/doc/2.5.2/dist/dist.html
>>
>
> Yes.  Distutils also includes a lot of stuff that gems already provides.
>  For us, the interesting part is its way of building extensions.
>
> Charlie
>
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