GYP (software)

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Original author(s) Mark Mentovai
Development status Active
Written in Python
Operating system macOS, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Windows
Type build automation programming
License BSD license

GYP (generate your projects) is a build automation tool. GYP is created by Google to generate native IDE project files (such as Visual Studio Code 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 while the target files are specific to each targeted build tool.

Software projects being built using GYP include the V8 Javascript engine,[2] Google's Chromium web browser, Dart, Node.js,[3] WebRTC[4], Telegram[5] and Electron.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gyp Make file dictionary, GYP user documentation
  2. ^ "Building V8 with Gyp". V8. 
  3. ^ Announcing Node 0.8, the Node.js official blog, 25 Jun 2012
  4. ^ Development WebRTC
  5. ^ "Telegram gyp doc". 
  6. ^ GitHub Electron

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