Helper makefile for Pure Data external libraries. Written by Katja Vetter March-June 2015 for the public domain. No warranties. Inspired by Hans Christoph Steiner's Makefile Template and Stephan Beal's ShakeNMake.
GNU make version >= 3.81 required.
- defines build settings based on autodetected OS and architecture
- defines rules to build Pd class- or lib executables from C or C++ sources
- defines rules for libdir installation
- defines convenience targets for developer and user
- evaluates implicit dependencies for non-clean builds
In your Makefile, define your Pd lib name and class files, and include Makefile.pdlibbuilder at the end of the Makefile. Like so:
# Makefile for mylib lib.name = mylib class.sources = myclass1.c myclass2.c datafiles = myclass1-help.pd myclass2-help.pd README.txt LICENSE.txt include Makefile.pdlibbuilder
For files in class.sources it is assumed that class name == source file basename. The default target builds all classes as individual executables with Pd's default extension for the platform. For anything more than the most basic usage, read the documentation sections in Makefile.pdlibbuilder.
Makefile.pdlibbuilder >= v0.4.0 supports pd path variables which can be defined not only as make command argument but also in the environment, to override platform-dependent defaults:
PDDIR: Root directory of 'portable' pd package. When defined, PDINCLUDEDIR and PDBINDIR will be evaluated as $(PDDIR)/src and $(PDDIR)/bin.
PDINCLUDEDIR: Directory where Pd API m_pd.h should be found, and other Pd header files. Overrides the default search path.
PDBINDIR: Directory where pd.dll should be found for linking (Windows only). Overrides the default search path.
PDLIBDIR: Root directory for installation of Pd library directories. Overrides the default install location.
This README.md provides only basic information. A large comment section inside Makefile.pdlibbuilder lists and explains the available user variables, default paths, and targets. The internal documentation reflects the exact functionality of the particular version. A tips&tricks page is in the works.
The project is versioned in MAJOR.MINOR.BUGFIX format (see http://semver.org), and maintained at https://github.com/pure-data/pd-lib-builder. Pd lib developers are invited to regulary check for updates, and to contribute and discuss improvements here. If you really need to distribute a personalized version with your library, rename Makefile.pdlibbuilder to avoid confusion.
Here are a few projects using the Makefile.pdlibbuilder approach:
More examples will be referenced here when they are available.