Compilation of source files into object files is controlled using Makefiles. With the Vitis software platform, there are two possible options for Makefiles:
- Managed Make
- For managed make projects, the Vitis software platform automatically creates Makefiles. Makefiles created by the Vitis software platform typically compile the sources into object files, and finally link the different object files into an executable. In most cases, managed make eliminates the job of writing Makefiles. This is the suggested option.
- Standard Make
- If you want ultimate control over the compilation process, use standard make projects. In this case, you must manually write a Makefile with steps to compile and link an application. Using the standard make flow hides a number of dependencies from the Vitis software platform. You must follow manual steps for other tasks such as debugging or running the application from within the Vitis software platform. Therefore, the standard make flow is not recommended for general use.