Installation of mk-project

mk-project is a C/C++ project builder providing terminals for using

the project with or without a T.U.I (Terminal User Interface) editor

like vim, emacs, and so on.

Simply enter:

$ ./configure        # This will perform a system check.

$ make               # This will build the program.

$ make strip         # Optionally removing unneeded symbols.

$ sudo make install  # This will installing the program.

# And for removing the program:

$ sudo make uninstall

What mk-project provide ?

mk-project generate you a Makefile based project

fully according to your settings...

  • You can compile, launch, debug, profiling and so on.

    Using optionally:

    • The binutils.
    • Oprofile.
    • Valgrind.
  • You can format your source code with several tools !

    • astyle
    • indent
    • bcpp
  • You can generate documentation based on: sphinx.

With many output possibilities:

man, info, html, pdf, epub...


The man page builder is separate from the documenation generator.

And is usable through the rst2man tool (python(3)-docutils).

  • You can create an archive from your project !

    Using the tar, zip and rar archiving tools.

And mk-project provide many others features !!!


Once installed you can hack the code grace of the Makefile provided

in the installing directory (${pkgdatadir}).

The little story of mk-project

I have study in depth the GNU make manual and become acquainted with the

make tool. So that I have implemented many targets in a big

Makefile starting by simply automating the compilation process and

the executable launching tasks to the complicated disassembling, profiling

and so on.

So I have construct a big Makefile for all kind of purposes.

Motivation for writing mk-project

I need a Makefile every time i write a program.

So I decide to write a program which generate a Makefile according to the wanted settings.

Which automate all the task i used to use or that i need sometimes.

And because I use my I.T.E (Integrated Terminal Editor) it-edit

for writing programs i can simply type the targets into the terminals sidebar of it-edit

all that by writing my source codes...

So I muss confess that I don’t use the build-in terminals of mk-project for editing my files with vim per example.

If someone agree with my program and is a T.U.I user thanks to give feedback.

Launching mk-project

You can launch mk-project in a terminal with a *.mkp file given as argument

$ mk-project /path/to/project_folder/prgname.mkp

Or by using your file manager:

Simply click on the *.mkp file in the project folder


Opening the *.mkp file with your file manager using the open with option.

To open the mk-project G.U.I and loading the entire project.


At the end of a project generation you can store your settings for the next time you will build a project.

So that the painful options searching and setting for every tool is stored.

The used file extension is *.mkpp for (mk-project profile).

mk-project G.U.I

The mk-project G.U.I is composed of a menu-bar and terminals.

The menu bar contains following items:

  1. The Projects item which is done for
  • Generate a new project.

    Projects ‣ New project ‣ New project

    Projects ‣ New project ‣ From profile

  • Reconfigure a project.

    Projects ‣ Reconfigure project

  • Extract and load project.

    Projects ‣ Extract and load project

  • Add files to the project.

    Projects ‣ Add file(s) to project

  • Load a project.

    Projects ‣ Load project

  1. The Terminals item which is done for switching between the 2 sort of terminals:
  • The make terminal Terminals -> make terminal

    Which output the make targets every time you launch one through the G.U.I.

  • The edit terminal Terminals -> edit terminal is suppose for ed, vi, emacs, etc users.

    You can add and remove as many tabs as you want to this, so that you can

    work on your source files by using mk-project.

  1. The targets item which display severals sub-menus for launching make targets according to your project configuration.
  2. The Configuration item which permit to configure the terminals.
  3. The Info item which permit to launch the HTML documentation of mk-project or the about window.

Shortcuts memo

No shortcuts are implemented because of conflicting with the T.U.I editor.



Eddie Brüggemann







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Thanks to my beloved mother, my family and to the doctors.

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