Re: [Gc] Re: Cmake and contribution model

Ivan Maidanski ivmai at
Sat Dec 12 10:50:55 PST 2009

ludo at (Ludovic Courtes) wrote:
> Hi,
> Ivan Maidanski <ivmai at> writes:
> > I think it would be good to add some cmake support even before v7.2
> > release.
> FWIW I think Autoconf + Automake + Libtool (aka. "autotools") and CMake
> aren't interchangeable.  The autotools are designed to provide a build
> system that solely depends on a POSIX shell and an arbitrary  make'
> implementation; conversely, the CMake build system requires that  cmake'
> be available.  In addition, the user interface of  cmake' is way
> different from that of  configure'.
> Thus, I think such a decision should not be taken lightly; I'm
> personally in favor of keeping an autotool-based system.

I don't think I understand you correctly but I meant "add cmake support" not replace. We have no "makefile" in the distribution, so we have empty intersection of these 2 build systems, right?

> Thanks,
> Ludo'.


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