[Gtk-sharp-list] Migrating to CMake?

Mike Kestner mkestner at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 13:00:24 EDT 2008

On Sat, 2008-10-11 at 17:00 +0200, Christian Hoff wrote:

> > cygwin is a obsolete tool. The future is mingw. I use atotools in 
> > mingw, but auto* really suck in windows or linux.

I'm not really interested in the old auto* sucks debate.  It does and it
doesn't.  I have a love/hate relationship with it.  As far as cygwin
being obsolete, I don't really care whether people use cygwin or mingw
or whatever.  The point is that there are auto* toolchains available on
win32 and they work.

> The question for me is not how much time it takes to install Cygwin; 
> Cygwin simply hides the aspect that this build system is not portable. 
> Without Cygwin there would be no way to compile Gtk# with the existing 
> build system.

The build system is portable.  I don't understand why you contend it
isn't when the toolchain is available on linux, win32, and mac
platforms.  If by unsupported you mean it has to be downloaded and
installed, are you arguing that the .Net SDK is unsupported on win32?

> I will look into both CMake and waf and see if I manage to build Gtk# 
> with them. By now I haven't got an idea how they work, but in every case 
> I don't think that the auto* build system is the best choice. I'll keep 
> you posted.

Either of these would have to produce some tangible benefit to the
project over what the auto* build does now in order for me to consider
switching from the standard build environment on the primary development
platform of the project.  I haven't heard anything so far that leads me
to believe that's the case.

Mike Kestner <mkestner at gmail.com>

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