From: Dan Sharp <dwsharp@us...> - 2003-07-08 15:13:38
Neal D. Becker wrote:
> How does aap compare to scons?
I am a relatively new aap user, and not an scons user at all, but I will
take a stab at the basics :)
scons appears to be (from reading the website) purely a make
replacement. A-A-P is a make replacement, but does a lot more. scons
can pull source from CVS to do a build. A-A-P can do the same, but can
also put changes back into CVS. If you are doind a build with A-A-P and
do not have a necessary tool, like patch or tar (common problems on
Win32, for example), it will download the necessary program and continue
with the build. Once your program is built, you can then distribute it
with A-A-P by publishing it to an FTP site.
In addition, you can maintain a website with A-A-P (www.a-a-p.org is a
prime example). You can upload files and compile pages (I have a few
pages where I just list downloadable files and their 'last update' date.
You can see them at http://mywebpage.netscape.com/sharppeople/vim if
you are interested.
I'm sure there are many other things (like Agide, the IDE framework)
that I haven't mentioned, but these are the features I use most frequently.