gox alternatives and similar packages
Based on the "DevOps Tools" category.
Alternatively, view gox alternatives based on common mentions on social networks and blogs.
* Code Quality Rankings and insights are calculated and provided by Lumnify.
They vary from L1 to L5 with "L5" being the highest. Visit our partner's website for more details.
Do you think we are missing an alternative of gox or a related project?
Gox - Simple Go Cross Compilation
Gox is a simple, no-frills tool for Go cross compilation that behaves a
lot like standard
go build. Gox will parallelize builds for multiple
platforms. Gox will also build the cross-compilation toolchain for you.
To install Gox, please use
go get. We tag versions so feel free to
checkout that tag and compile.
$ go get github.com/mitchellh/gox ... $ gox -h ...
If you know how to use
go build, then you know how to use Gox. For
example, to build the current package, specify no parameters and just
gox. Gox will parallelize based on the number of CPUs you have
by default and build for every platform by default:
$ gox Number of parallel builds: 4 --> darwin/386: github.com/mitchellh/gox --> darwin/amd64: github.com/mitchellh/gox --> linux/386: github.com/mitchellh/gox --> linux/amd64: github.com/mitchellh/gox --> linux/arm: github.com/mitchellh/gox --> freebsd/386: github.com/mitchellh/gox --> freebsd/amd64: github.com/mitchellh/gox --> openbsd/386: github.com/mitchellh/gox --> openbsd/amd64: github.com/mitchellh/gox --> windows/386: github.com/mitchellh/gox --> windows/amd64: github.com/mitchellh/gox --> freebsd/arm: github.com/mitchellh/gox --> netbsd/386: github.com/mitchellh/gox --> netbsd/amd64: github.com/mitchellh/gox --> netbsd/arm: github.com/mitchellh/gox --> plan9/386: github.com/mitchellh/gox
Or, if you want to build a package and sub-packages:
$ gox ./... ...
Or, if you want to build multiple distinct packages:
$ gox github.com/mitchellh/gox github.com/hashicorp/serf ...
Or if you want to just build for linux:
$ gox -os="linux" ...
Or maybe you just want to build for 64-bit linux:
$ gox -osarch="linux/amd64" ...
And more! Just run
gox -h for help and additional information.
Versus Other Cross-Compile Tools
A big thanks to these other options for existing. They each paved the way in many aspects to make Go cross-compilation approachable.
Dave Cheney's golang-crosscompile - Gox compiles for multiple platforms and can therefore easily run on any platform Go supports, whereas Dave's scripts require a shell. Gox will also parallelize builds. Dave's scripts build sequentially. Gox has much easier to use OS/Arch filtering built in.
goxc - A very richly featured tool that can even do things such as build system packages, upload binaries, generate download webpages, etc. Gox is a super slim alternative that only cross-compiles binaries. Gox builds packages in parallel, whereas goxc doesn't. Gox doesn't enforce a specific output structure for built binaries.