What is this?
Wake is a build orchestration tool and language. If you have a build whose steps cannot be adequately expressed in make/tup/bazel/etc, you probably need wake. If you don't want to waste time rebuilding things that don't need it, or that your colleagues already built, you might appreciate wake.
dependent job execution
Which jobs to run next can depend on the results of previous jobs. For example, when you run configure in a traditional automake system, this typically affects what will be built by make. Similarly cmake. These two-stage build systems are necessary because make job selection cannot depend on the result of a prior build step. In complicated builds, two-stages are sometimes not enough. In wake, all jobs may be dependent.
In classic build systems, you must specify all the inputs and outputs of a job you want to run. If you under-specify the inputs, the build is not reproducible; it might fail to compile files that need recompilation and the job might fail non-deterministically on systems which run more jobs simultaneously. If you over-specify the inputs, the build performs unnecessary recompilation when those inputs change. In wake, if you under-specify the inputs, the build fails every time. If you over-specify the inputs, wake automatically prunes the unused dependencies so the job will not be re-run unless it must. You almost never need to tell wake what files a job builds; it knows.
When you have a built workspace, it is helpful to be able to trace the provenance of build artefacts. Wake keeps a database to record what it did. You can query that database at any time to find out exactly how a file in your workspace got there.
While your build orchestration files describe a sequence of compilation steps, the wake language automatically extracts parallelism. Everything runs at once. Only true data dependencies cause wake to sequence jobs. Wake handles parallelism for you, so you don't need to think about it.
shared build caching
You just checked-out the master branch and started a build. However, your system runs the same software as your colleague who authored that commit. If wake can prove it's safe, it will just copy the prebuilt files and save you time. This can also translate into pull requests whose regression tests pass immediately, increasing productivity.
On Debian/Ubuntu (wheezy or later):
sudo apt-get install makedev fuse libfuse-dev libsqlite3-dev libgmp-dev libncurses5-dev pkg-config git g++ gcc libre2-dev dash
On Redhat (6.6 or later):
sudo yum install epel-release epel-release centos-release-scl # On RHEL6: sudo yum install devtoolset-6-gcc devtoolset-6-gcc-c++ sudo yum install makedev fuse fuse-devel sqlite-devel gmp-devel ncurses-devel pkgconfig git gcc gcc-c++ re2-devel dash
On FreeBSD (12 or later):
pkg install gmake pkgconf gmp re2 sqlite3 fusefs-libs dash echo 'fuse_load="YES"' >> /boot/loader.conf echo 'vfs.usermount=1' >> /etc/sysctl.conf pw groupmod operator -m YOUR-NON-ROOT-USER reboot
On Alpine Linux (3.11.5 or later):
apk add g++ make pkgconf git gmp-dev re2-dev sqlite-dev fuse-dev ncurses-dev dash
On Mac OS with Mac Ports installed:
sudo port install osxfuse sqlite3 gmp re2 ncurses pkgconfig dash
On Mac OS with Home Brew installed:
brew install gmp re2 pkgconfig dash
Fuse is slightly more complicated, it requires permissions.
brew tap homebrew/cask brew cask install osxfuse
You should see something like the following, and MacOS may ask for your password.
You must reboot for the installation of osxfuse to take effect. System Extension Blocked "The system extension required for mounting FUSE volumes could not be loaded. Please open the Security & Privacy System Preferences pane, go to the General preferences and allow loading system software from developer "Benjamin Fleischer". Then try mounting the volume again."
Give FUSE permission to run as stated in the instructions and you should be good to go.
git clone https://github.com/sifive/wake.git cd wake git tag # See what versions exist #git checkout master # Use development branch (e.g. recent bug fix) #git checkout v0.24 # Check out a specific version, like v0.24 make ./bin/wake install $HOME/stuff # or wherever
- c++ 11 >= 4.7 GPLv3 https://www.gnu.org/software/gcc/
- dash >= 0.5 BSD 3-clause http://gondor.apana.org.au/~herbert/dash/
- sqlite3-dev >= 3.6 public domain https://www.sqlite.org/
- libgmp-dev >= 4.3 LGPL v3 https://gmplib.org
- libfuse-dev >= 2.8 LGPL v2.1 https://github.com/libfuse/libfuse
- libre2-dev >= 2013 BSD 3-clause https://github.com/google/re2
- libncurses5-dev >= 5.7 MIT https://www.gnu.org/software/ncurses/
- re2c >= 1.0 public domain http://re2c.org
- utf8proc >= 2.0 MIT https://juliastrings.github.io/utf8proc/
- lemon 2021-09 public domain https://www.sqlite.org/lemon.html
- gopt 10.0 TFL http://www.purposeful.co.uk/software/gopt/
- SipHash 2017-02 CC0 https://github.com/veorq/SipHash
- BLAKE2 2018-07 CC0 https://github.com/BLAKE2/libb2
- whereami 2018-09 WTFPLV2 https://github.com/gpakosz/whereami
Documentation for wake can be found in share/doc/wake.