[Bf-committers] Re: My CMake comments
Fri, 25 Oct 2002 21:24:26 -0700 (PDT)
I just wanted to say that this is the way that
discussions should be. Nice job, Hos--you've made my
day. It's nice to know that there are, indeed, people
out there who are mindful of the fact that they are
not necessarily right. :)
--- Chris Want <email@example.com> wrote:
> I would like to apologize for that remark
> -- as one who has yet to contribute to
> the open source blender project I probably
> should try to keep my remarks to a minimum
> until I actually start contributing.
> I should also note that my experiences with
> CMake are as an end user only, not as a developer.
> I assume that it has nice functionality for
> developers. My experience with vtk (on Linux,
> Irix, and OSX) is that the end user has to modify
> a lot of CMakeCache.txt files to get the thing to
> build because the tool isn't very smart about
> what's installed on the box -- in fact to get a
> full install of CMake (including the ncurses based
> ccmake tool) one has to "make" CMake, then run CMake
> on itself, then edit CMakeCache.txt because it's too
> dumb to find the ncurses libs, then "make;make
> Another bad thing is that the success of a vtk build
> seemed greatly dependent on what version of CMake
> was being used (usually if you were using anything
> older than fresh CVS sources you were out of luck).
> vtk used to be based on autoconf tools and as an end
> I found it way easier to build that way (at least on
> UNIX based systems).
> Anyways, this is a short summary of my expereinces
> CMake and vtk as an end user, so take them with a
> of salt -- and sorry again for my knee-jerk reaction
> when I read the word "CMake". ;) Certainly you
> rule it out because "that Hos guy says it sucks",
> but I
> would highly recommend you try building an existing
> CMake project like vtk on a few platforms as part of
> assessment of the package (who knows -- maybe *I* am
> cause of my build problems with CMake).
> Chris Want (Hos)
> Bf-committers mailing list
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