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Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Tue Nov 13 14:23:58 PST 2012

Dana 13.11.2012 23:09, lux-integ je napisao:
> 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
> cheers
> luxInteg

One giant + that I give cmake over autotools is that cmake does not! 
need to produce or use the (very anoying) .la files.

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