[epiar-devel] CMake build system
thezweig at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 10:35:28 PST 2010
So far I haven't been able to build epiar with cmake, but I think
that's because I cmake is finding an older version of sdl_mixer. I
didn't try very hard, I'll try again tonight.
What appeals to me the most is the clean way that cmake seems to do
packages. I haven't built it myself but the reviews look good.
From what I've seen cmake looks like a nice system, but I have a few
Why do people dislike autotools?
How does cmake find libraries? How do I choose the version of the
library to use?
How would we specify build options? I'm thinking about -D build flags
for debug enabled or editer mode enabled.
How do maoserr's and troels' cmake scripts differ?
I would be interested in having cmake added to the repo as long as
somebody writes a few lines in the BUILDING file and we don't delete
the autotools scripts. Maoserr you've done the most work on this
recently, so I would like you to do the push and writeup if possible.
I realize that I've pushed back on cmake in the past so I apologize
for the inconsistency. I think cmake deserves a second chance.
On Feb 16, 2010, at 8:07 AM, Christopher Thielen <chris at epiar.net>
> It may be time to open up this as a discussion item again. Matt does
> an awful lot of coding lately and I believe he likes the build
> system too.
> On Feb 16, 2010, at 4:39 AM, Maoserr wrote:
>> Hi Troels,
>> We have discussed using a cmake build system, and it is currently
>> in a separate repository here: http://github.com/maoserr/
>> EpiarBuild, you
>> are free to take a look/fork if cmake is what you prefer. We
>> currently do
>> not officially support cmake as a build system.
>> On Tue, 16 Feb 2010 04:31:36 -0500, Troels Kofoed Jacobsen
>> <tkjacobsen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all
>>> As I dislike autotools and as I wanted to learn more about CMake,
>>> I have
>>> made Epiar build with CMake.
>>> You can checkout my cmake branch from
>>> The pros is that only one thing is hardcoded now, as opposed to
>>> the old
>>> build system. This is the link directory, which is set to
>>> /usr/local/lib, so it works in FreeBSD. I'll figure out to get rid
>>> The libs for SDL, Freetype, ... are found automatically!
>>> Other pros include out of tree builds and imho a much cleaner build
>>> Right now it uses system lua but it can easily be done so if no
>>> lua is found, a custom is build.
>>> So, how do you try this out?
>>> Checkout the branch and do:
>>> edit CMakeLists.txt to point to the right link directory (/usr/lib
>>> mkdir build
>>> cd build
>>> cmake ..
>>> The binary will live in build/Source/ but you still have to
>>> execute it
>>> from the top level directory for it to find Resources.
>>> Best regards
>>> Troels Kofoed Jacobsen
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