FRUT makes it easy to build JUCE projects using CMake instead of Projucer. It enables more flexibility in project architecture, simplified CI setup, and easier integration with other JUCE and non-JUCE projects. Converting an existing JUCE project to FRUT is easy, and you don't need to be a CMake expert to use it!
- CMake (3.4 minimum)
- JUCE (4.2.0 minimum)
- Supported platforms
- Windows (MSVC and MinGW)
- Documentation - https://frut.readthedocs.io
Table of Contents
JUCE comes with its own project generation tool, Projucer, which is very useful when starting a JUCE project. However, Projucer doesn't scale well when you want to make some aspects of your project configurable, when you want to add external libraries, when you want to use Continuous Integration, or when you want to manage several projects at once.
FRUT was created to overcome these limitations, while making it very easy to migrate an existing JUCE project that uses Projucer. Since FRUT is based on CMake, you also get access to many great features of CMake, including testing and packaging utilities.
FRUT currently contains:
Reprojucer.cmake, a CMake module that provides high-level functions to reproduce how a JUCE project is defined in Projucer,
Jucer2Reprojucer, a console application that converts
.jucerproject files into ready-to-use
CMakeLists.txtfiles that include and use
CMakeLists.txtfiles generated from existing
.jucerproject files, including:
extrasprojects from JUCE 4.2.0 (in generated/JUCE-4.2.0)
extrasprojects from JUCE 4.3.1 (in generated/JUCE-4.3.1)
extrasprojects from JUCE 5.0.0 (in generated/JUCE-5.0.0)
extrasprojects from JUCE 5.2.1 (in generated/JUCE-5.2.1)
extrasprojects from JUCE 5.3.1 (in generated/JUCE-5.3.1)
extrasprojects from JUCE 5.4.3 (in generated/JUCE-5.4.3)
- CMake, version 3.4 minimum
- JUCE, version 4.2.0 minimum
Supported Projucer exporters
Jucer2Reprojucer support the following Projucer exporters
(also known as "export targets"):
8 unsupported Xcode exporter settings and
2 unsupported Xcode (MacOSX) exporter settings
|Xcode (iOS)||8 unsupported Xcode exporter settings|
|Visual Studio 2019||1 unsupported Visual Studio exporter setting|
|Visual Studio 2017|
|Visual Studio 2015|
|Visual Studio 2013|
You can read the documentation of FRUT on Read the Docs: https://frut.readthedocs.io
<root> ├── FRUT/ ├── JUCE/ └── MyGreatProject/ ├── Source/ └── MyGreatProject.jucer
We first build and install FRUT with CMake:
$ cd <root>/FRUT/ $ mkdir build && cd build/ $ cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=../prefix -DJUCE_ROOT=../../JUCE ... -- Configuring done -- Generating done -- Build files have been written to: <root>/FRUT/build $ cmake --build . --target install ...
Then we convert
MyGreatProject.jucer to a new
$ cd <root>/MyGreatProject/ $ ../FRUT/prefix/FRUT/bin/Jucer2Reprojucer MyGreatProject.jucer ../FRUT/prefix/FRUT/cmake/Reprojucer.cmake <root>/MyGreatProject/CMakeLists.txt has been successfully generated.
Now we can build
MyGreatProject using CMake:
$ cd <root>/MyGreatProject/ $ mkdir build && cd build/ $ cmake .. -G<generator> ... -- Configuring done -- Generating done -- Build files have been written to: <root>/MyGreatProject/build $ cmake --build . ...
<generator> can be one of many CMake Generators supported by your platform,
including Ninja, NMake Makefiles (on Windows), Unix Makefiles (on Linux and macOS), Visual
Studio 2013, 2015 and 2017 (on Windows), and Xcode (on macOS).
Contributions to FRUT are very welcomed and you can contribute even if you don't know anything about CMake. See the CONTRIBUTING.md file for more details.
FRUT follows the all-contributors specification and is brought to you by these awesome contributors:
FRUT is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
FRUT is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the LICENSE file for more details.