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Subject: Re: [Boost-cmake] vs CMake
From: Philip Lowman (philip_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-06 20:19:59

On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 12:37 PM, Mike Jackson

> <super_bias_section>
> I particularly like CMake. I think it is simple to learn and does
> what it is supposed to do without trying to give you the kitchen sick
> in the process.
> </super_bias_section>
> Having said that I have not tried to use for anything else
> besides building the Boost libraries and even then I find it hard to
> figure out just how to do that..
> There are lots of helpful people on the CMake mailing list
> ( that can help you get started with your project if
> needed. With CMake you can generate many different IDE project files
> (VS, Xcode, KDevelop, Eclipse CDT) or just plain Makefiles (Unix,
> MSys, MinGW, Cygwin) and a few other native build systems that I am
> not familiar with. CMake allows for introspection of the system or
> cross-compiling to another system. It has a graphical front end if
> that is your cup of tea or can be effectively run from the command
> line. All CMake needs to run is a C++ compiler.

Agreed with everything Mike said except that CMake doesn't need a C++
compiler, it also works fine with C, Java, and Fortran compilers. :)

Philip Lowman

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