From: Bill Hoffman (bill.hoffman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-10 08:49:11
Michael Marcin wrote:
> How does it compare speed wise with other solutions? Fast incremental
> builds are a very nice thing to have. There have been a few discussions
> on the sweng mailing list where CMake has been brought up and I don't
> think I ever saw performance reports for it. Generally the attitude
> there seems to be that Jam is best and KJam is better than that. How
> does CMake compare?
The KDE folks and other projects have found CMake to be much faster than
"CMake searches for dependencies several times faster than the
'./configure' process did.
CMake builds KDE 4's kdelibs about 40% faster than autotools build KDE
mostly due to a lack of libtool in the toolchain for CMake. The CMake
toolchain (for UNIX)
looks something like: cmake + make, whereas the autotools chain for KDE
something like: automake + autoconf + libtool + make + sh + perl + m4."
I am not sure how CMake compares to Jam.
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