An empirical study of build system migrations in practice: Case studies on KDE and the Linux kernel

@article{Suvorov2012AnES,
  title={An empirical study of build system migrations in practice: Case studies on KDE and the Linux kernel},
  author={Roman Suvorov and Meiyappan Nagappan and Ahmed E. Hassan and Ying Zou and Bram Adams},
  journal={2012 28th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM)},
  year={2012},
  pages={160-169}
}
As the build system, i.e. the infrastructure that constructs executable deliverables out of source code and other resources, tries to catch up with the ever-evolving source code base, its size and already significant complexity keep on growing. Recently, this has forced some major software projects to migrate their build systems towards more powerful build system technologies. Since at all times software developers, testers and QA personnel rely on a functional build system to do their job, a… CONTINUE READING
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