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Subject: Re: [boost] CMake Announcement from Boost Steering Committee
From: Sergei Nikulov (sergey.nikulov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-19 13:00:22

2017-07-19 15:47 GMT+03:00 Daniela Engert via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>:
> Am 19.07.2017 um 14:30 schrieb Sergei Nikulov via Boost:
>> 2017-07-19 15:19 GMT+03:00 Ion Gaztañaga via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>:
>>> CMake, for instance, does not really build. AFAIK, it generates build
>>> instructions for the real build system.
> That's my understanding, too.
>>> This is unacceptable to me, I want something that really builds the program
>>> and also runs tests from the command line
> That are pretty much my requirements when switching through a ton of
> different configurations of compiler versions / bitness (32 or 64) /
> mode (debug or release) when I test changes to one of the 110 Boost
> libraries, that I needed to fork.
>> JFYI, same commands used on every system
>> 1. generate> cmake ..
>> 2. build> cmake --build .
>> 3. test> ctest
> Ok, so how do I fire off a libraries test-suite using f.i.
> msvc-14.1/32/release concurrently to another one using f.i.
> msvc-14.0/64/release (and may be some more)? I may be missing something.

Yes, you've got me :)
This is one of the bad sides about CMake.
To cover your case, I usually using buildbot with the different
configurations (Debug/Release/etc...)

I'm not from Boost Steering Committee, and not pushing CMake for Boost
Just provide information to Ion how to use cmake from command line :)

Best Regards,
Sergei Nikulov

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