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From: Thomas Matelich (sosedada_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-05 12:56:37

David Abrahams wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Thomas Matelich" <sosedada_at_[hidden]>
> > MAN!!! I really hate brain farts :) I meant 3.0 beta. They took tmake,
> > expanded it and wrote it in c++. Available at
> > If you don't have a fast internet
> > connection, I can extract the qmake part into a tarball for you.
> Okay, but save me the trouble: if it hasn't got much more power than any
> other make tool, it's not going to be very useful. In order to do the kind
> of build jobs we're handling, you need a "real" programming language
> underneath. Jam has that (barely). Does qmake?

Looking back at your other message, you said tmake generates Makefiles. I'm
interpreting that as a bad thing. If so, qmake is not for you. Other that
that, qmake has a fairly simple API involving setting variables and a few
function calls. The docs are attached (tar/gzip). I guess as far as a real
programming language is concerned, probably not. More of an advanced if/else
system. All I know is that I got scared off by your document about the build
system. Perhaps if I looked at the examples, it would make more sense.

Thomas O Matelich
Senior Software Designer
Zetec, Inc.

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