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A-A-P; description

[The A-A-P Project -- concluded on 2003]

Developing open-source software requires the knowledge of a large number of tools. This makes it difficult to help improve an existing project and even more difficult to start one.

A-A-P makes it a lot easier to work on a software project in a distributed environment. The main sources may be obtained from a CVS server, the patches for a port to your system from an ftp server, and additionally whatever changes have made yourself. A recipe describes all of this and how to automatically build the program.

Furthermore, when you make changes to the project, A-A-P provides you with the actions to make a patch and send it to the right place or just keep it locally. You can do version control without having to know the exact commands for it.

For large projects, A-A-P provides the possibility to only have those local parts that you are working on. The rest is obtained only when needed. You can browse the project to find the source code and documentation that you need. A-A-P knows where to find it.

A-A-P forms a framework in which many tools can work together. Interfaces are specified so that tools can be plugged in easily. You are free to choose the tools that you know and like.


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Project A-A-P

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Last update: 2003/07/07