tl:dr; Go to the documentation
This is not a gem1 nor is it a library. It's more like a bootstrap for a build system for C or C++ based projects using rake.
A couple of guidelines, a bit of supporting code, a lot of assumptions and conventions with fill-in-the-blanks space for creating a works-for-me build system. You're lucky I didn't call it yabsir (Yet Another Build System In Ruby)
1There is a gaudi gem. It's purpose is to help set up and maintain a Gaudi installation.
The main goals for Gaudi are:
- Provide a simple, centralized way for configuring a development environment beginning with the build
- Codify a set of conventions for projects targeting multiple platforms.
- Form the basis for a consistent CLI interface between the developers and the development environment
Check the documentation for more details.
Will it make coffee?
Under specific circumstances, yes!
Gaudi is ostensibly a build system for component-based, multi-platform, statically linked C or C++ projects of the kind you usually get when you are creating embedded systems.
In truth the build system is rake and gaudi is a set of conventions and helper code for a consistent command line interface aimed at controlling every aspect of the development environment, from compile and link to test, package, release and deployment.
The open source core just happens to know how to build C/C++ programs.
Well, I've done this several times now and some things keep getting reused and some things are improved and I have reached the point where it is easier to clone a base repository with properly tested code and fill in the blanks than actually find the previous system and remove project specific stuff.
Well, if you know who Gaudi was you should concentrate on the fact that he rarely produced detailed plans of his works, he created models.
Gaudi was very much a builder and a craftsman, each of his buildings unique yet based on his knowledge of the materials and the techniques for working with them.
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