Barabash - A build scripting framework

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Keywords:build, scripting, make alternative, scons alternative, cmake alternative
Last updated:Oct 17, 2017

Barabash is a build scripting framework. It takes some concepts from GNU make, CMake and SCons.

Fundamental assumptions:

  • dependencies like in GNU make
  • coding recipies as Bash scripts as in GNU make but also as Python functions as in SCons
  • Bash recipies behave as regular scripts in contrary to GNU make, i.e. no more line continuations with \
  • auto-clean, all explicitly generated outputs are tracked by Barabash and can be deleted on demand


You can install Barabash either via the Python Package Index (PyPI) or from source.

To install using pip,:

$ pip install -U Barabash

To install using easy_install:

$ easy_install -U Barabash

Getting Help

Mailing list

For any discussion about usage or development of Barabash, you are welcomed to join the Barabash mailing list .

Bug tracker

If you have any suggestions, bug reports or annoyances please report them to BitBucket issue tracker.




Michal Nowikowski <>

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