Ninja (github.com/martine/ninja) is an excellent build system, but Ninja files are hard to write, by design. Jitsu is a simple meta build system that writes Ninja files for you from YAML project descriptions.
For now, C++ is the only supported langugage. Jitsu can build executables and static, dynamic and libtool libraries. See the features dir for examples and ilkka.github.com/jitsu for docs.
See the howto.
Contributing to Jitsu
Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet
Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it
Fork the project
Start a feature/bugfix branch
Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution
Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
Please try not to mess with the Rakefile, version, or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.
Copyright © 2011 Ilkka Laukkanen. See LICENSE.txt for further details.