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bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 14:22:26 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.
I generally agree with your comments, but there are some drawbacks to
cmake that I think makes it cumbersome. For the lfs user who only wants
to look at what is needed and then build a package, the equivalent to
./configure --help is not always complete and the -D variables don't
seem to be very standardized. They are also generally a bit long.
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