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distmake is a distributed, parallel, GNU make compatible make program. distmake reads a Makefile, and distributes builds targets over a set of build servers on the network.

distmake is fully compatible with GNU make 3.80 on which is it based.


distmake 0.4 has been released and is available for download at this location: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=154327 .

This release offers two modes of operation: automatic on-demand start of remote build servers, or use waiting daemons. This combines the behaviours of releases 0.2 and 0.3.1.

Integration with SGE, the open-source grid engine software sponsored by Sun Microsystems is still available. See SGEIntegration for further details on this integration.


distmake should compile on any POSIX compliant platforms.

It has been reported to compile and work on :

  • Linux 2.4 on x86
  • Solaris 2.8 on sparc
  • Cygwin

Getting started

See the Download and QuickStart pages for instructions on getting started.

Feedbacks welcomed! Join the mailing list and report any bug or how distmake may be enhanced.

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