my little tooth on cmake

Cristian Tibirna tibirna at
Fri Mar 17 14:54:39 GMT 2006

(NOTE: I already had to use cmake to compile VTK for many years already, so my 
comment comes more from that experience).


My only with cmake is that it errects yet another level of indirection in 
front of the new (or not so new) developer that wants to have a take on KDE-4 
development. I.e., you have to actually _compile_ cmake (successfully! and 
the right version! which is now a rather fast moving target) before even 
coming close to compile KDE.

I find it a very good thing that we move away from auto* (these always scared 
me white) but we will need to put our collective heads into an acceptable 
solution for this level of indirection problem. Precompiled binaries for most 
common platforms, copy in our cvs... _I_ don't know, but _we_ will have to.


Cristian Tibirna
KDE developer .. tibirna at ..

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