Subject: Re: [boost] BCM - Boost CMake Modules request for endorsement
From: Richard Hodges (hodges.r_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-09-22 08:46:01
Have a look at Hunter for cmake. It's an automatic dependency manager,
fetcher, builder, cache for cmake dependencies. It understands toolchain
files and ensures that the correct toolchain is used to build and link the
dependencies of your project. It also ensures that dependencies built with
one toolchain cannot to accidentally used on a project built with another.
It segregates dependency installations by toolchain (i.e. target) and
It integrates with polly, a collection of standard toolchains
And also with Sugar - the clean source file management and Doxygen support
that cmake lacks out of the box.
Hunter takes a little while to get used to - the documentation is a little
terse. But once you get it, you realise that it's solved dependency
management for c++.
Ping me direct if you need some help with it or to be pointed at a demo.
Here's a little play project I knocked up using it. It should compile for
any target without modification, provided you use one of the toolchains (-T
option) in polly, or a correct toolchain of your own. If you're building
for the host system there's no need to specify a toolchain.
On 22 September 2017 at 01:37, James E. King, III via Boost <
> On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 2:24 PM, paul via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>
> > On Thu, 2017-09-21 at 19:18 +0200, Vicente J. Botet Escriba wrote:
> > > Le 21/09/2017 Ã 00:01, paul via Boost a Ã©crit :
> > > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > So the Daniel Pfeifer has agreed to be the review manager for the
> > > > Cmake
> > > > Modules. I would like ask for an endorsement so we can schedule a
> > formal
> > > > review for BCM.
> > > >
> > > Hi Paul,
> > >
> > > I've surely missed the announce of BCM.
> > >
> > > Could you give the link to the doc and git repository?
> > Oops, sorry:
> > https://github.com/boost-cmake/bcm
> > http://bcm.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
> It makes sense to have a standard repository of cmake modules that can be
> during the build process and shared among all the projects.
> I have over 10 years experience using cmake on both large commercial
> projects as
> well as open source projects (Apache Thrift is in the middle of converting
> from automake)
> on Windows and Linux. If you need another pair of eyes on reviews I'd be
> happy to do so.
> Has a baseline minimum cmake version been established yet? I'd recommend
> at least 3.2.3
> to make sure the language support for C++ is there, especially in
> configuration; and later
> would be even better.
> - Jim
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