To get the most out of Buildcloth, you should have a firm grasp of build automation in general. If you’re using buildcloth as a metabuild system, a familiarity with the underlying build tool and its syntax may be helpful, in particular. For more information consider:
Additional buildcloth tutorials provide a good introduction to basic buildcloth use.
As a metabuild tool, Buildcloth has no dependencies outside of the Python standard library and the build-dependency on nose for to run unit tests. As a build system, buildcloth depends optionally on PyYAML.