The byuic project (which stands for build yui compressor and is pronounced like buick) is really just a set of custom wrappers around the Yahoo! YUI Compressor for a number popular programming languages (i.e.) Bash, Perl, Python, PHP, Java, etc.
DownloadThe byuic downloads are hosted on Sourceforge.net http://sourceforge.net/projects/byuic/. At the moment Python & Bash are the only wrappers ready, but many more are on the way.
The complicated compression and obfuscation logic is already handled by the YUI Compressor. You could of course do without byuic and integrate the native YUI Compressor into your build process by using the jar file and writing your own routines. Byuic is simply a shortcut for those not wanting to write their own wrapper. With just 1 shell command your entire site can be processed!
The Yahoo! YUI Compressor is a separate project released under the BSD License. You can find more information on that project here and/or watch a short introduction about the compressor given by it's author, Julien Lecomte, below:
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