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Re: Bake Build System



Thanks to Julien's proposal I have created and "empty" project template
(the one attached it to this email). I hope it helps someone to begin with
new projects.

This project uses the word "template" not only in filenames but also inside

In the project there is one script named 'set_project_name.sh' that is used

./set_project_name.sh ProjectName

This script replaces every 'template' word in filenames or inside files to
rename the 'template' project to 'projectName' (It respects the first
uppercase for class names)

For example:

- Extract the 'template' folder
- cd template
- ./set_project_name.sh Sky
- bake clean
- bake
- sudo bake install
- cd ..
- mv template Sky
- cd Sky
- sky

And a new example application named 'sky' will be available to use. This
example application is very simple and uses the "Granite's Welcome screen".

I think this can be a very fast and easy way to introduce people into
elementary OS programming.


On Sun, Sep 15, 2013 at 1:08 AM, Julien <spautz.julien@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hey guys,
> I've lately been toying with a relatively recent build system called *bake
> *. It was created and is maintained by Robert Ancell and you can find the
> source code here: https://launchpad.net/bake.
> There isn't much documentation out there, but the manual will teach you
> most important things: https://answers.launchpad.net/bake/+faq/2172
> $ bzr branch lp:bake
> $ cd bake
> $ yelp help
> So if you're like me and have no idea about cmake, bake might be the
> perfect alternative. It is *very* simple and requires practically no
> boiler code (unlike cmake). It would also be easier for new developers to
> set up their own projects.
> I'm pretty sure you want to see some actual implementation, so here it is:
> https://code.launchpad.net/~julien-spautz/cable/bake
> If you look at the diffs  (
> http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~julien-spautz/cable/bake/revision/137) you'll
> see that I added a few Recipe files, containing all the information bake
> needs, and at the same time got rid of all that cmake ugliness. Since Cable
> uses the same cmake template as the official elementary apps, this should
> work just as well with any other elementary app.
> If you want to try it yourself, here are some instructions:
> First install bake:
> $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bake-team/releases
> $ sudo apt-get update
> $ sudo apt-get install bake
> Now get my branch:
> $ bzr branch lp:~julien-spautz/cable/bake
> $ cd bake
> So far so good. Now let's build (make sure you have all the deps, you'll
> find them in /src/Recipe):
> $ bake
> There should now be an executable in src/ and one in tests/.
> How about cleaning up again?
> $ bake clean
> Installing?
> $ sudo bake install
> Running unit tests? (I know you all enjoy those TDD threads)
> $ bake test
> Creating a .deb package?
> $ bake release-deb (might take a while)
> If you're not in love yet I really don't know...
> I'll try to convert some other elementary apps to bake in the future, but
> I don't think it'll be very difficult. The biggest downside of bake is of
> course that it is still relatively new and therefore lacks complete
> documentation and tutorials and probably still has some important bugs.
> Otherwise I see no reason not to switch at some point in the future, be it
> for Isis, or Isis + 1 (but not later, srsly).
> What are your opinions? Has anyone else had any experience with it?
> --
> Julien Spautz
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