Project Release Information
This is the first patch release in the 2.0 series, which drops backwards compatibility for Python versions prior to 2.4. This release contains a small number of bug fixes for MSVC/MSVS/SDK issues, Fortran compilation, and Tex.
This release contains significant performance improvements, more flexible and reliable detection of changed files, and a huge number of new features, fixes, and other changes.
This release contains a huge number of enhancements and fixes since the last publicly-announced release. Please see the release notes at the SCons Web site for a list of important issues with compatibility implications.
Packaging has been fixed for Mac OS X (darwin). Scanning pre-compiled header (.pch) files has been fixed. Copying construction environments that contain ListOption() options has been fixed. Visual Studio project files now accomodate spaces in executable Python paths, and solution (.dsw) files have corrected GUID strings. Delete() handles the file or directory not existing, and has a new must_exist keyword argument. SCons can now package itself on Windows systems. The Debian package now conforms to Debian naming requirements. The scons.bat file no longer prints its REM statements.
Support for Fortran 90/95 and shared libraries on Mac OS X has been added. Qt support is improved. New debugging and file manipulation features have been added. Java can now be built from multiple source directories. -Wa, -Wl, -Wp, and -pthread options from *-config commands are handled properly. Visual Studio PDB files are now generated at link time. Dependency handling of generated .h files has been improved. Builders now always return lists of Nodes on all platforms. The documentation has been enhanced. Many bugs have been fixed. Performance improvements have been made.
SCons is a software construction tool (build tool