GYP (software)

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Original author(s) Mark Mentovai
Development status Active
Written in Python
Operating system OS X, 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 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 web browser (Chrome), Dart (programming language), Node.js,[3] WebRTC[4] and Electron.[5]

See also[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. ^ Development WebRTC
  5. ^ GitHub Electron

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