[Proj] [osgeo4w-dev] Using cmake of osgeo projects?

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Sat Jun 29 11:40:24 EST 2013


Oddly, I am one of those resisters.  I've had bad experiences trying to
figure out how to make liblas and qgis builds work when the cmake magic
fails and frankly I have almost no idea how to cope and thus end up a bit
of a hater.

So I'm not eager to take on responsibility for cmake in PROJ.4, or GDAL and
maintaining multiple build systems tends to be problematic.

That said, PROJ.4 has minimal dependencies and so could likely be converted
fairly trivially.  It seems to me it is the "complex dependencies" projects
like GDAL or QGIS where you can run into problems and I want to understand
how to make things work.

Best regards,

On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 7:10 AM, Charles Karney <charles.karney at sri.com>wrote:

> On 06/28/2013 06:48 PM, Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>> Experiences show, that unless a project core team is willing to switch to
>> a new build system, then it is very difficult to keep the additional build
>> configuration maintained.
> This goes without saying.  I will note that because cmake so obviously
> fills an otherwise unmet need, it typically faces little resistance from
> developers who have to maintain platforms on multiple cross-platforms.
> As far as end users are concerned, there is the requirement to install
> cmake on their machine.  However, the process of configuring and
> building a package is straightforward (and this may be, depending on the
> package, much easier than the alternatives).
>   --Charles
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