[Bf-committers] Introduction and CMake refactoring

Stephen Kelly steveire at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 21:09:17 CET 2015

On 11/09/2015 09:58 AM, Martijn Berger wrote:
> Hi  Steve,
> Welcome,
> You may or may not be aware that we want to work towards making CMake
> feature complete versus our Scons buildsystem in order to facilitate
> dropping Scons.

I'm vaguely aware of it, but not very.

> You talk about modernizing but what versions of CMake would this raise our
> requirement to?

The task described above would require 3.0, but I would increase the
requirement to 3.3, because if you're going to increase it, you might as
well increase it to the latest release :).



> Martijn
> On Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 11:54 PM, Stephen Kelly <steveire at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Today I was on IRC just before the weekly meeting and discussed some issues
>> regarding the CMake buildsystem. We worked together on creating the issue
>>  https://developer.blender.org/T46725
>> Campbell Barton helped me out with a contributor account to allow me to
>> push
>> to blender-staging to implement it. I'll work together with Campbell on the
>> specifics of the task, and longer-term perhaps work on modernising the
>> CMake
>> buildsystem in a larger way. If you have any questions about T46725, feel
>> free to ask. I am subscribed to the mailing list.
>> For the last 4 years I've been working in mostly personal time on upstream
>> CMake, shifting it towards interfaces which are target scoped (eg commands
>> like target_include_directories) instead of directory scoped (eg, commands
>> like include_directories, which affect all targets in a directory), and
>> implementing usage-requirements to make it easier to define and maintain
>> buildsystems with many dependent targets.
>> For the last 6 years, I've been the maintainer of the Qt model-view
>> framework and the Qt CMake integration. I've touched many parts of Qt
>> through my previous job where I worked as a Qt consultant. For some years
>> prior to and during that time I was also active in KDE, in particular
>> and kdelibs (now KDE Frameworks).
>> I'm very familiar with git, mailing lists, reviews, cmake and C++ (and
>> python, like everyone :) ), but I have quite some learning to do regarding
>> phabricator, opengl, and 3d modelling generally, so those are the topics
>> I'm
>> likely to be asking about on IRC.
>> I've been interested in blender for some time because I would like to learn
>> more about 3d. I expect the buildsystem work will give me the excuse to
>> explore the codebase, and then I hope to dig into the interesting features
>> of blender.
>>  https://developer.blender.org/p/steveire/
>> Hello!
>> Steve.
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