Shifter - Blazingly Fast YUI Builder
The purpose of this project is to replace YUI's use of our old ant https://github.com/yui/builder.
We have out grown our old builder, so it was time to build a new one!
Shifter will parse your current
*.properties files and convert them into a
build.json file that
it can process. It only imports the relevant settings required to build the module.
It does not import module meta-data
Instead, Shifter parses the meta-data from the modules
meta/*.json files and uses that instead.
So you don't have to declare your meta-data in more than one place now.
Shifter is designed to work side by side with our current builder (for now) so you don't have to
switch over to using it fully if it doesn't work properly for you. Just don't delete your
files until you are sure that Shifter builds your module properly. If it doesn't, file a ticket and
we'll get it fixed up ASAP.
Shifter will read a
build.json file if it exists, if one doesn't and it finds a
it will generate the
build.json from them. So if you have issues with the build, just delete the
file and have Shifter regenerate it after your issue is fixed.
Shifter is built using http://gearjs.org/