GNOME Developers Continue Working On Meson Build System, Much Faster Build Times
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 17 August 2016 at 03:27 PM EDT. 25 Comments
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GNOME developers and others in the free software ecosystem continue working on Meson, a promising next-gen build system that's superior to the commonly-used Autotools.

Meson has been in the works for a few years now but routinely see people unfamiliar with it. More and more GNOME packages though are beginning to support Meson.

Meson has an arguably better designed syntax, good integration with the GNOME infrastructure, and aims to be lighting faster. Meson developers say that under Linux Meson can be 2~4x faster than Autotools and up to 15x faster on Windows.

For those wanting to learn more about Meson, visit MesaBuild.com and/or watch the Meson GUADEC 2016 video embedded below.

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