Boost logo

Boost :

From: Sohail Somani (s.somani_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-09 15:33:12

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Stefan Seefeld
> Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2007 12:31 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Boost building with CMake
> Sohail Somani wrote:
> > Not a Cmake guru, but as I understand it you have to
> configure the build
> > via cmake files which then generates makefiles native for
> that platform.
> >
> > So that means for an x-platform developer, you have to use
> > gnu/sun/aix/hp/make/visual studio which (imho) negates the
> whole point
> > of an x-platform build tool.
> I don't agree. The point is not not to require native build tools, but
> to uniformize the build process (i.e. the part of it that
> users and developers
> have to care about). Whether that 'build system frontend'
> delegates to native
> tools is an entirely different question, as long as it gives the same
> platform coverage.

True. Only that Cmake vanilla doesn't do this yet, though I can't
imagine it would be hard to either write a wrapper or have Cmake
modified to do it.


Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at