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Subject: Re: [Boost-cmake] Analysis of the current CMake system
From: troy d. straszheim (troy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-05 12:33:21

Ingo Albrecht wrote:
> Note that vcbuild (the command line driver for VS builds) has command
> line arguments for specifying strings to prefix log messages at various log
> levels with. This should make log scraping of the compilation much more
> reliable, although it still disgusts me. This does not work for CTest
> though
> because it tests using cmake scripts.
> Running vcbuild is certainly no alternative for trying the build in the
> IDE,
> but it should be sufficient for continuous integration.
> Further, I have to note that command-line VS builds should be
> supported for one simple reason: nmake does not support parallel
> builds and probably never will. This makes VS the easiest way of
> running a parallel build on Windows (locally or distributed with
> additional tools). GNU make from MSYS is out of the question
> because MSYS seems far from production-grade.
> Should IDE builds be considered support-worthy, it would of
> course be necessary to test manually before releases.
> I hope that some of this helps

Interesting, thanks for this. Would the 'cwrap' approach (where the
compiler is called via a wrapper) work under vcbuild? (Forgive me, I
don't do windows). The only reason I paid attention to NMAKE is that it
was somewhat familiar to me.


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