[cairo] building cairo (was Re: 1.10 release schedule)
k.kooi at student.utwente.nl
Mon Jan 11 10:50:16 PST 2010
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On 11-01-10 18:40, Brent Fulgham wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 4:48 AM, Theo Veenker <T.J.G.Veenker at uu.nl> wrote:
>> IIRCC a few years back there was some talk about using cmake instead of the
>> autotools. I believe it was considered unwise to spend time on setting up
>> a new build system instead of working on cairo itself.
> Coincidentally, I just got this alert from Google today on using CMake
> for projects.
> I've played with a few projects that use CMake, and found it to be
> quite easy to use (as a 'client'). This would probably be a good
> option if an alternative build system was being considered. It's nice
> because it uses a text based format, and generates Makefiles on UNIX
> systems, Xcode projects, and Visual Studio projects (for various
> versions of Visual Studio).
And sucks ass if you want to crosscompile, which the cairo autotools can
Of all the gives-us-world-peace-where-autotools doesnt, scons, cmake,
waf et al plain suck for crosscompiling. Maybe in 10 years they will,
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