[Gtk-sharp-list] Migrating to CMake?
christian_hoff at gmx.net
Sat Oct 11 07:37:19 EDT 2008
in my opinion the current build process does not suit Gtk# and a
cross-platform project in general. The autotools/make build system is
simply not portable; Windows users have to install either a Cygwin build
environment or create their own Makefiles(as I finally did).
At first I thought that Gtk# could get rid of the autotools and instead
create static makefiles(also make on its own is quite powerful) as I did
for MinGW's make/Windows(I'll mail them to the list later if someone is
interested), but this solution requires a lot of work, is difficult to
maintain and limited for two platforms because you would have to set
variables such as $(rm) conditionally to rm(Linux) or del(Windows).
I think we need a cross-platform build process and thought about
migrating to CMake. CMake runs natively on all important
platforms(including MacOS) and seems to fulfill our needs(it does even
support cross-platform compilation!). The gapi-cdecl-insert script can
be replaced by a sed command as I did in the MinGW makefiles already.
What do you think? Is my idea actually possible? I would start working
on it if you want.
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