[cairo] CMake

Alan W. Irwin irwin at beluga.phys.uvic.ca
Fri May 2 09:18:59 PDT 2008

Felix said:

"Let me propose something:

Instead of continuing the mutual bashing, somebody (Jason G?) goes to
repo.or.cz or wherever and branches cairo for working on the cmake-based
build system (if that hasn't happened yet), and in a few months or so we
can come back to this discussion and make more informed statements based
on two real-world build system implementations."

I completely agree. Clearly from this thread there is a lot of
misinformation about CMake out there. The best way to refute that
misinformation is to "show us the code".  In other words, get to work and
demonstrate a complete CMake-based working build (including all the
important configuration stuff for finding libraries, etc.) which everybody
can try to see how they like its flexibility, speed, and ability to build
for a wide variety of platforms. It appears Jason G. is already part way to
that goal already, and I encourage him to complete it.

Jason, I would be happy to share my fairly extensive CMake experience with
you off list if you need some "overview" kind of help with putting together
a complete CMake-based build system for cairo.  Note, I currently don't have
much experience with the cairo build or git which is why I am only currently
offering CMake overview help, but I am willing to learn more about the cairo
build and git if you want to proceed further.

Alan W. Irwin

Astronomical research affiliation with Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Victoria (astrowww.phys.uvic.ca).

Programming affiliations with the FreeEOS equation-of-state implementation
for stellar interiors (freeeos.sf.net); PLplot scientific plotting software
package (plplot.org); the libLASi project (unifont.org/lasi); the Loads of
Linux Links project (loll.sf.net); and the Linux Brochure Project

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