Binary package “jam” in ubuntu disco

Software-build tool, replacement for make

 Perforce's Jam (formerly called Jam/MR) is a powerful and highly
 customizable utility to build programs and other things, that can run
 on Un*x, Nt, VMS, OS/2 and Macintosh MPW, using portable Jamfiles.
 It can build large projects spread across many directories in one
 pass, and can run jobs in parallel where make would not.
 It takes some time to fully grasp, especially when one's already
 accustomed to make(1), but there's no comparison in power when
 comparing these two tools.
 Standard rules:
  - can automatically extract header dependencies for C/C++ (you can
 customize for you own language)
  - provide for automatic "clean", "install", "uninstall" rules,
 so that an automake-like tool is not needed