Beaver is a build system for Vala, written in Vala. It's goal is to be dead simple and quick to setup.
Because I wanted to learn how to use Vala and the build systems available were either ones I didn't like or weren't maintained anymore. Also because I'm mad.
Build it from source
To build Beaver, you'll need to install the following dependencies.
Then, you can either build using
valac -o beaver --pkg json-glib-1.0 --pkg gio-2.0 --pkg posix src/main/vala/Beaver.vala src/main/vala/lib/*.vala src/main/vala/lib/cmd/*.vala src/main/vala/lib/cmd/arguments/*.vala src/main/vala/logging/*.vala src/main/vala/project/*.vala src/main/vala/parse/*.vala
Why is it called Beaver?
Because beavers build dams, which look messy from the outside. This builds vala projects, and looks messy throughout!