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Subject: Re: [boost] Moving CMake forward
From: John Maddock (jz.maddock_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-22 11:58:32

> So, what I suggest is this:
> 1. we take one/two good developers as a target, including you for
> instance. You are the user in this case, and a group of cmake
> developers should provide you with a way to express your build
> requirements for a set of libraries of your choice. The library should
> not be trivial to port though (for instance should not be header only
> and should have other dependencies), otherwise this would be useless
> for most of us.
> 2. you review and interact with the cmake port developers, trying to
> port eg. another library with the tools that were developed in the
> first stage. If this is too complicated/difficult/error prone, then we
> go back to 1.
> 3. once everybody is happy (or not) we write one tentative how-to and
> report back to the ML.

Sounds reasonable to me.

> On my side, I will mostly try to do what is being done with b2 for
> boost.test. (Although some people do not like it) it is a central
> library I believe, and its integration to other project will raise a
> lot of issues.
> What do you think?
> Raffi
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