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Subject: Re: [boost] Just another GSoC project idea: Create a Bjam clone based on the Boost libraries
From: Stephen Kelly (hello_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-02-16 10:39:01

Edward Diener wrote:
> I know nothing about CMake. If it could provide the functionality that
> bjam/Boost Build provides in an understandable and flexible way so that
> it would be easier for non-experts to manipulate the build of libraries,
> test cases, documentation, I would love it as at least an alternative to
> current Boost Build.
> Without knowing anything about CMake my one worry about it is that it is
> a generalized build system and I do not know if it could be made as
> flexible as Boost Build in being tailored toward Boost developers.

If you wish to get answers to those concerns and educate yourself about it,
I suggest you (or another champion) ask about them on the cmake users
mailing list. It is very good.

Having answers to share would be a lot better than sharing vague concerns
out of not knowing the answers.

I don't want to engage with such vagueness, but if you decide to write to
the cmake users mailing list, you'll naturally need to answer some of your
own questions in order to ask the right question on the cmake users list.



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