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From: Jürgen Hunold (juergen.hunold_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-08 03:40:23

Hi !

An'n Maandag 07 Mai 2007 hett Vladimir Prus schreven:
> Eric Niebler wrote:
> >> CMake generates native makefiles and workspaces that can be used in the
> >> compiler environment of your choice. CMake is quite sophisticated: it is
> >> possible to support complex environments requiring system configuration,
> >> pre-processor generation, code generation, and template instantiation.

With some effort ;-))

> > With CMake, we could deliver makefiles and vc project files, so people
> > can use their own build environments instead of having to learn ours. I
> > think this would remove a barrier to Boost's adoption. This article
> > describes the experience of the KDE team switching to CMake:
> >
> >
> >
> > Caveat: I haven't actually used CMake. I'd need to investigate it.

Well, especially supporting vc project files turns out to be quite hard ;-))
Makefiles are quite easy (on Unix)...

> I'd like to note that it's not like KDE took CMake and magically
> started building. Quite some effort went into that, and I believe
> CMake changes were also requires, so at some point you could
> not build KDE with any released CMake version.
> Therefore, he who wants to "investigate" CMake is probably up
> to some serious work, not just a weekend project.

Yes, you get quick results very fast.
My points:
-CTest does not support "failed" tests (aka compile-fail, link-fail, run-fail)
-CTest does not support "compile" and "link" only tests.

CMake has only a default set of four (4) default built variants.

and quite a few other points I can assemble on demand ;-))

On the other hand, CMake's package detection support is quite sophisticated,
which is one of the reasons KDE adopted CMake.

Just some .02€.,



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