This is the place to share tips, examples, and short scripts.
Scons : Extending and getting info
SconsVersion: how to retrieve the version of scons from your script
WrapperFunctions: you want to wrap up a bit of SCons and python as a new Environment method without modifying scons itself
Command-Line Arguments and Help
ArgumentQuoting in actions
UsingCommandLineArguments: Using ARGUMENTS
AutomaticHelpFromAliases: technique for injecting helper functions into environment and wrapping Alias() to get Help() automatically
SconsAutoconf: How to add autoconf functionality to your scons builds.
Autoconf recipes: a few autoconf macro implementations.
GenerateConfig: generating a config.h file
SavingVariablesToAFile - saving the value of some variables to a file and loading them back
UpdateOnlySomeVariables - Update some variables in an environment without overwriting changes to others.
GetTargets: you want to look at the targets the user entered
PhonyTargets: A close approximation of a target that is always built
DependsAndAliases: How to ensure Alias() work correctly with Depends()
Install & Uninstall Targets
InstallTargets: writing install and uninstall targets
CustomCleanActions: Having an Action run when scons is in clean mode
BuildDirGlob lets you glob for source files from a build directory.
ExternalFiles: how to use other source files not recognized by scons (e.g. linker scripts)
UsingCvs: how to download source files from a CVS server
WgetSourceCode: How to use sourcecode() methods to 'wget' files
DynamicSourceGenerator: how to use a source generator that puts out many source files, by having scons add targets dynamically.
FindTargetSources: Find sources and headers for a target when generating MSVSProject.
AddFilesDynamically to every build per-environment
MFObject: Compile multiple source files with a single invocation of the compiler
Building and Linking
UsingOrigin: using $ORIGIN to specify runtime search path for libraries
UsingPkgConfig: many libraries these days come with .pc files, such as GTK+, but how do you use them?
SharedLibrarySignatureOverride: avoid relinking every program when a shared library is rebuilt.
BuildTimeCallback: How to have a function called at build time
RightNow: Build one or more targets during the SConscript reading phase, then continue reading SConscripts
BuildLog: How to write SCons output to a file as well as the screen.
ColorBuildMessages: Replace the raw build commands printed to the screen with colored messages
HidingCommandLinesInOutput: how to hide all or part of the printed command lines for prettier build logs.
ImportingEnvironmentSettings from your process environment.
EnvValue: A value node which substitutes variables from the environment
Using ExternalTools from within SCons frequently requires certain types of environment variable inheritance.
ValgrindMemChecker: Automatic running of valgrind on executables
UnitTests: Running unit tests with an Alias or Command
SconstructMultiple: multiple projects, build dir, debug/release
SconstructMultipleAll: build all, multiple projects, build dir, debug/release
Increasing performance and large builds
The GoFastButton: options you can use to make SCons faster by sacrificing build accuracy
ModularExample: A modular way to support multiple systems and build multiple setups at a time.
SimultaneousVariantBuilds: How to make build different variants (e.g. debug/release, target/host) at the same time.
PreventBuildingOfEverything: you have a big hierarchical tree of projects...
ProxyDependencies: A simple way to avoid inefficiencies when you have commands that consume lots of input files and produce lots of output files.
TargetDrivenBuilderCreation: Avoid scanning large source trees on startup by only queuing up dependencies on demand for things scons actually needs to build.
LimitCacheSizeWithProgress: Prevent the cache directory to grow indefinitely.
DumpEnv: Dump the contents of the construction environment
JavaNativeInterface: how to build java native interface (JNI) libraries
MultipleDirectoryFortranBuild: how to setup a multiple-directory Fortran 90 project
SconsLatexThesisSkeleton: A more elaborate way to build LaTeX documents with SCons, including automatic file format conversion
StaticallyLink: Statically link g++ libraries
CudaTool - tool for NVidia's CUDA
Quite a bunch of SCons techniques, including the use of SConf, can be seen in the http://madman.sf.net madman build scripts.
AdvancedBuildExample: This document describes how the Bombyx project is doing its builds. This configuration is interesting in that it builds for each target platform in a different directory, and has a very structured build.
ExtendedExample A log of John Arrizza's quest to convert an Ant-based build system to SCons.
AllInSConstruct Bill Baxter's attempt at a SCons-based build system.
BasicSimpleProject: Andrew Lentvorski's venture to build Gambit with SCons on his way to cross-compiling
SimpleProject_1: A simple project with libraries and profile information
MavenIdeasWithSCons: An approach of using some maven ideas and best practices with SCons.
SDLWindowsApp: A typical SDL application on Windows (including icon and no annoying dialog pop-up)