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Tue Nov 13 14:09:10 PST 2012
On Saturday 10 November 2012 00:09:02 Ken Moffat wrote:
> I loathe cmake [ reinventing the bumpy wheel of configure, but with
> edges instead of the fairly smooth curves, in my biased opinion ] so
> I've long since given up on kde.
what a shame .
cmake is the future.
It works will with c/c++, fortran less so ada) and even java is
underdevelopment (to replace ant !)
(I can envisage a revamped Apache openoffice, postgresql, openjdk etc -all
migrating soon to cmake )
cmake is a bit tedius to translate some things from autoconf (the configH
porting can be tedious) ut once done, tewaking and maintence is easy. It
gives better control on libraries, executables and linking. For instance I
had problems linking with atlas9 libraries (fortran) that chocked autconf
but was doable with cmake. Thanfuly atlas10 has overcome these.
Also QT- ( I consider a crown-jewel-of-the-gpl)-based software increasingly
is dropping qmake in favour of cmake.
perhaps you should give cmake another whirl
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