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From: Bill Hoffman (bill.hoffman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-17 08:59:29

David Abrahams wrote:
> on Mon Oct 15 2007, Bill Hoffman <> wrote:
>>>> I am not sure this works right now, because there might be some
>>>> dashboard specific stuff that might be required, but I don't think
>>>> it would be hard to make this work. It all depends on if you folks
>>>> think it is useful.
>>> Not in that form, IMO.
>> OK, I guess I was looking for a solution that we already had. We have
>> the ctest stuff, and it was created for a similar reason. I tend to
>> be overly pragmatic and look for solutions that can be done today with
>> a release of cmake.
> Always a good thing to try first. Just doesn't work in this case.

So, maybe this could work with a new "Doug Layer"... I suppose you could
use macros to make it look better and be less redundant. Something
along the lines of this:


set(cxx_compiler /usr/bin/g++)
set(python python2.5)
set(use_doxygen 1)
set(source_dir /path/to/boost)
set(binary_dir /path/to/boost/build-g++)
set(cxx_compiler /usr/local/gcc-4.2.0/bin/g++)
set(binary_dir /path/to/boost/build-g++-4.2.0)

ctest -S mybuilds.cmake

I am thinking you could make the macro smart enough to only explicitly
run cmake the first time. After that it would run the make directly,
and avoid the extra configure step when it is not needed. Anyway, I am
not sure how important this feature is, but I think something like this
could be done with the current cmake release without much trouble.


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