Software developers typically build different versions of executables, with different settings used to build those executables. For example, an application that is built for debugging uses a certain set of options (such as compiler flags and macro definitions), while the same application is built with a different set of options for eventual release to customers. The Vitis software platform makes it easier to maintain these different profiles using the concept of build configurations.
A build configuration is a named collection of build tools options. The set of options in a given build configuration causes the build tools to generate a final binary with specific characteristics. When the wizard completes its process, it generates launch configurations with names that follow the pattern <projectname>, where <projectname> represents the name of the project.
Each build configuration can customize:
- Compiler settings: debug and optimization levels
- Macros passed for compilation
- Linker settings
By default, the Vitis software platform provides two build configurations, as listed in the following table: