[cairo] CMake

Alan W. Irwin irwin at beluga.phys.uvic.ca
Fri May 2 10:45:27 PDT 2008

Carl said:

> So that brings me to one question. Does cmake support pkg-config at
> all?

Complete support.  In fact, with PLplot we use the CMake pkg-config support
to access all the cairo information we need to build our cairo device

> I don't think I'd be interested in a setup that didn't. And I'd
> also really like to see some standardization of common build
> patterns. For example, I think supporting this at a minimum:

>         ./configure --prefix=/opt/cairo
> 	        make
>	        make install
> is essential.

We use that type of pattern all the time with PLplot builds.  See
http://www.miscdebris.net/plplot_wiki/index.php?title=Building_PLplot for
more details.

I am glad to continue to answer specific questions about CMake capabilities,
but as Felix and I have remarked previously in this thread the best way to
answer all such concerns is a complete CMake-based build system for cairo so
everyone can see for themselves.

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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