[ANNOUNCE] cmake 2.6.0 will be required for trunk starting August 4th
neundorf at kde.org
Mon Jul 21 19:18:46 BST 2008
starting August 4th, i.e. Monday in 2 weeks, cmake >= 2.6.0 will be required
to build KDE from svn trunk.
So please update your cmake.
In case there are no distribution packages yet, you can get the sources here:
or the binary package, which should work on about every Linux distribution:
(just unpack it to any place you like, it will work).
Here is the full download page:
What will this bring us ?
So many things went into 2.6.0, actually more than I can remember. Just a
short unsorted list:
-the env. variable CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH, which is used by the FIND_XXX() commands
to find installed software (i.e. if you installed kdelibs under the
prefix /opt/kdelibs and kdesupport under /opt/kdesupport, set
CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH to /opt/kdesupport:/opt/kdelibs and it will be found)
-support for cross compiling, let's see if that helps with getting KDE on
-defining the "link interface" of libraries, so we can limit the indirect
dependencies of libs
-much shorter delay between entering "make" and when the first target is built
(now a O(N) algorithm instead O(N^2) )
-libraries are linked to with the full path instead of relying on the correct
order of the -L and -l flags
-a Qt GUI for configuring projects, editing the cache etc. ("cmake-gui")
-much faster installation, no relinking needed anymore, the RPATH is now
patched directly in the binaries
-support for OSX library frameworks, let's see if we want to use that for our
libs like kdecore
-improved packaging support, including RPM and DEB packages (still quite
early, so needs tester)
-support for creating Eclipse and Code::Blocks projects
-improved documentation, now also for cmake variables and properties, split
into separate man pages, and now also supports creating documentation for
custom cmake modules (see http://api.kde.org/cmake/modules.html)
-bug fixes, minor features, ...
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