GYP (software)

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GYP
Original author(s) Mark Mentovai
Developer(s) Chromium.org
Development status Active
Operating system Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Windows
Type build automation programming
License BSD license
Website code.google.com/p/gyp/

GYP (Generate Your Projects) is a build automation tool. GYP is created by Google to generate native IDE project files (such as Visual Studio and Xcode) for building the Chromium web browser and is licensed as open source software using the BSD software license.

The functionality of GYP is similar to the CMake build tool. GYP processes a file that contains a JSON dictionary[1] in order to generate one or more target project make files. The single source .GYP file is generic whilst the target files are specific to each targeted build tool.

Software projects being built using GYP include the V8 Javascript engine,[2] the Google's web browser (Chrome), Dart (programming language), Node.js,[3] and WebRTC.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gyp Make file dictionary, GYP user documentation
  2. ^ Building V8, The Chromium Projects
  3. ^ Announcing Node 0.8, the Node.js official blog, 25 Jun 2012
  4. ^ Building WebRTC, Getting Started, WebRTC wiki