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cerbero is a multi-platform build system for Open Source projects that builds
and creates native packages for different platforms, architectures and distributions.

Projects are defined using recipes files (.recipe), which provides a description
of the project being built such as name, version, licenses, sources and the way
it's built. It also provide listing of files, which is later used for the packaging.

Packages are defined using packages files (.package), describing the package name,
version, license, maintainer and other fields used to create the packages. A
package wraps a list of recipes, from which the list of files belonging to the
package will be extracted.

Minimum Requirements

cerbero provides bootstrapping facilities for all platforms, but it still needs a
minimum base to bootstrap

On linux, you will only need a distribution with python >= 3.4.

On OSX you will need to have install the following software:
  * XCode
  * python3

The initial setup on Windows is a little bit longer, but only a few programs are required.
  * Python3:
  * CMake:
  * Git:
     IMPORTANT: Select the install option "Checkout as-is, Commit as-is"
  * Msys/MinGW:
     Install it with all the options enabled
  * WiX 3.5:

The Direct Show plugins still needs to be built using Microsoft's compiler and their SDK,
due to the dependency on the Direct Show base classes.
You need to install the following software:
  * Microsoft SDK 7.1:
  * Windows Driver Kit 7.1.0:

cerbero must be run in the MingGW shell, which is accessible from the main menu or desktop 
(if it is not, go to Mingw Installation manager, select MSYS Base Development and install
msys-bash  lnk).

The path to your $HOME must not contain spaces. If your windows username
contains spaces, you can create a new directory in /home and execute:
$ echo 'export HOME=/home/newdir' > ~/.profile
Then restart your shell and type 'cd' to go to the new home directory.

Note that inside the shell, / is mapped to c:\Mingw\msys\1.0\


Despite the presence of this tool does not need installation. It is invoked via the
cerbero-uninstalled script, which should be invoked as ./cerbero-uninstalled, or you can add 
the cerbero directory in your path and invoke it as cerbero-uninstalled.

The examples below assume the tool is in your PATH; if not, just remember to use ./cerbero-uninstalled
instead of cerbero-uninstalled.

On Windows it should be invoked as "python ./cerbero-uninstalled".

Before using cerbero for the first time, you will need to run the bootstrap command.
This command installs the missing parts of the build system using the packages manager
when available. Note that this will take a while (a couple hours or even more).
  $ cerbero-uninstalled bootstrap

  $ cerbero-uninstalled --help

List available recipes
  $ cerbero-uninstalled list

List available packages
  $ cerbero-uninstalled list-packages

Build a recipe
  $ cerbero-uninstalled build gtk+

Rebuild a single recipe
  $ cerbero-uninstalled buildone gtk+

Clean a recipe
  $ cerbero-uninstalled cleanone gtk+

Create a package (this automatically invokes build)
  $ cerbero-uninstalled package gstreamer-1.0


cerbero is released under the GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1 (LGPLv2.1)


 * python 3.4