The mmmv_devel_tools is a collection of software development utilities and IDE integration scripts.
The tools depends on Ruby, Bash and a set of common Linux/BSD command line tools.
mmmv_devel_tools subprojects MIGHT work with Ruby versions 1.8 till 2.3.x, but as of 2023_03 they have NOT been tested with so old versions for a while. mmmv_devel_tools subprojects will probably NOT work with Ruby versions 2.4.0 till 2.7.1, because those versions put the Fixnum and Bignum deprecation warnings to stderr and the included Kibuvits Ruby Library (hereafter: KRL) is designed to throw, whenever the KRL code finds anything from the stderr. mmmv_devel_tools subprojects MIGHT work with Ruby versions 2.7.2 and greater, because since the Ruby version 2.7.2 the Fixnum and Bignum deprecation warnings were removed from the stderr.
The mmmv_devel_tools is Linux/BSD specific, but it has worked with some Ruby versions under the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Some sub-parts of the KRL MIGHT work with some Windows specific Ruby binaries, so at least some of the the mmmv_devel_tools components MIGHT occasionally work with those Windows specific Ruby binaries, but officially WINDOWS IS NOT SUPPORTED.
Backwards compatibility between different mmmv_devel_tools versions IS NOT EVEN A GOAL. Projects that depend on the mmmv_devel_tools should have a project specific copy of it as part of their development deliverables.
Almost all of the mmmv_devel_tools has been written by the Martin.Vahi@softf1.com and is licensed under the BSD license: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/BSD-3-Clause SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-3-Clause-Clear
Some parts of the mmmv_devel_tools depend on the environment variable
which is expected to point to to the folder that contains the README.md that You are currently reading.
and the only way to find the mmmv_devel_tools installation folder in that script without editing the script, nor editing/creating some pre-hard-coded configuration file, is to ask questions from operating system (or something on the net, etc.).
The rest of the setup instructions reside in the
(and those are scary. 8)
Remarks for Integrators
Projects that depend on mmmv_devel_tools, can interact with the mmmv_devel_tools by its public API, which resides at
Client programs have the option to interact with the tools individually by executing the tools' bash based gate.
describes the public API.
Remarks for Newcomers
Officially the mmmv_devel_tools is not supported on Windows, but some of its sub-projects (renessaator, UpGUID) might work under Windows, if they are started in the CygWin(http://www.cygwin.com/ ) Bash environment and the CygWin has been installed to
The current version of mmmv_devel_tools Eclipse IDE integration does not work under windows, because the IDE_integration Ruby scripts have not been updated. As of 2012 the JRuby that is used in the Eclipse IDE scripting environment (ScriptEclipse, http://www.viplugin.com/scripteclipse.htm , but it is not a ScriptEclipse specific flaw) does not support full set of Unicode characters.
A side note about the JRuby:
The probable reason, why the JRuby does not have full Unicode support is the fact that Java (and hence the JVM) supports Unicode by an after-birth-hack-on. The genuine Ruby has support to multiple encoding formats, probably even the TRON strings (http://www.ertl.jp/ITRON/SPEC/mitron4-e.html ), by attaching string formatting information to every string instance.
All of the components of the mmmv_devel_tools have some license that is compatible with the BSD license. The parts that I, Martin.Vahi@softf1.com, have written, are under the following BSD license:
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