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merge-requests/2220/head waf-2.0.15
Thomas Nagy 3 years ago
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@ -7,9 +7,9 @@ Waf is a Python-based framework for configuring, compiling and installing applic
* *Performance*: tasks are executed in parallel automatically, the startup time is meant to be fast (separation between configuration and build)
* *Flexibility*: new commands and tasks can be added very easily through subclassing, bottlenecks for specific builds can be eliminated through dynamic method replacement
* *Extensibility*: though many programming languages and compilers are already supported by default, many others are available as extensions
* *IDE support*: Eclipse, Visual Studio and Xcode project generators (waflib/extras/)
* *IDE support*: Eclipse, Visual Studio and Xcode project generators (`waflib/extras/`)
* *Documentation*: the application is based on a robust model documented in [The Waf Book]( and in the [API docs](
* *Python compatibility*: cPython 2.5 to 3.4, Jython 2.5, IronPython, and Pypy
* *Python compatibility*: cPython 2.5 to 3.x, Jython 2.5, IronPython, and Pypy
Waf is used in particular by innovative companies such as [Avalanche Studios]( and by open-source projects such as [RTEMS]( Learn more about Waf by reading [The Waf Book](
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Python >= 2.6 is required to generate the waf script, and the resulting file can then run on Python 2.5.
Just run:
$ ./waf-light configure build
$ python ./waf-light configure build
Or, if several python versions are installed:
$ python3 ./waf-light configure build
The Waf tools in waflib/extras are not added to the waf script. To add
some of them, use the --tools switch. An absolute path can be passed
if the module does not exist under the 'extras' folder: