[cairo] CMake

Kai-Uwe Behrmann ku.b at gmx.de
Fri May 2 01:38:43 PDT 2008

Is'nt Cmake that build system that requires in the terminology of 
autotools to __always__ process the Makefile.am's and configure.ac/in 
files in order to get a command line build? Why cant CMake not produce a 
proper posix script? The "Unix makefile" or what the cryptic target name 
was is still a fake and not native.

Beside possibly a different syntax, CMake is a step backward in terms of 
doing things in a posix style. Posix has defined shell and make syntax.

As a user I prefere much more a intuitive configure/make combo. When it 
works it works out of the box. It is independent of a binary that I must 
first build or install.

Just to point out some CMake glitches.

kind regards
Kai-Uwe Behrmann
developing for colour management 
www.behrmann.name + www.oyranos.org

Am 02.05.08, 10:09 +0200 schrieb Bobby Powers:

> On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 9:55 AM, Luca Barbato <lu_zero at gentoo.org> wrote:
> > Jason G wrote:
> > > Hopefully this will explain the benefits I've found in using cmake.
> >
> > Please take your time to check which are the current limitations of
> > cmake and autotools, I'm afraid you hadn't used autotools enough time or
> > you got the ugly and wrong documentation to learn (that's the first big
> > shortcoming about automake, stale documentation or ugly documentation
> > appear when you look for it).
> For what its worth - I've found the following really helped me [begin to]
> understand autotools when I started using it for a personal project (and its
> only 2 years out of date ;)  :
> http://sources.redhat.com/autobook/

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