smithzv wrote:I am not volunteering myself for Mudballs, but I would like more information. Why Mudballs over something else? Are there any experienced individuals out there that can sum up the differences between the available build systems? I already am pretty familiar with ASDF, but I have seen these projects pop up now and then:
5. defsystem (already dead?)
These all seem to be relatively active, and there are probably a few more I missed...
clbuild is very neat (I use it), but it is not an ASDF replacement or something, it actually works with ASDF. And clbuild is much better than asdf-install because you can easily incorporate some project in the list and download it as if it were already there, . you can:
- clean fasl files of some project or of all of them,
- (re)compile a project
- dump a core (save the lisp image for fast startup - this is a hand on the wheel)
- create a new project (it initializes a git repo automatically as well)
Mudballs was more or less like asdf + asdf-install, with a advantages over both of them together. See Mudballs.com
for more info (there is an intro and a short FAQ in the beginning). With a few more work, it could become as good as or even better than clbuild in downloading projects.
I don't know about the other projects so I can't talk about them.