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Month: March 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Downgrading autoconf/automake

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:19:40 -0500
> From what I hear, cmake porting isn't too hard once you get used to
> it. I will be helping with this once I get my new hard disk (which I
> will be ordering on Thursday).
> As I understand it (someone correct me if I'm wrong), there is too
> much risk of the autotools api changing again, which is what broke
> building to begin with, so rather than having to worry about fixing
> the headers with each new version of autotools, it'd be much easier to
> just use cmake. I've also heard that a project that is correctly setup
> for cmake can be easier to work with when doing the actual build than
> when trying to build with autotools.

Not to mention the time required for building the following packages:

with Automake: 50 minutes
with CMake: 7 minutes

with Automake: 60 minutes
with CMake: 10 minutes

See a distinct advantage there? ;-)  This would greatly help when fixing
bugs or adding new features.

Also, from what I can see, the core Trinity modules are almost ported to
CMake.  I am working through the Debian/Ubuntu build glitches now, and
will have a better handle on the current status of things as my builds

Don't give up yet!