[Qgis-developer] CMake for building QGIS?
radim.blazek at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 05:23:10 EDT 2006
On 9/7/06, Martin Dobias <wonder.sk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi devs,
> these days I'm back in QGIS development and I'd like to get
> Lib_Refactoring-branch back to sync with SVN head so after releasing
> 0.8 it could be merged immediately as it has many improvements in
> architecture and now it's hard to maintain it separately.
> Some time ago I've read about CMake build system and that KDE
> developers have switched from autotools to it for KDE4. I've tried it
> a bit and it looks very promising. This is a good reading for those
> who don't know anything about it:
>  http://lwn.net/Articles/188693/
>  http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6700
> On page  you can find pros and cons of this system and advantages
> that developers of Scribus project see in it. It should suit our needs
> well as it has good support for different platforms and also it's
> really easy to use in comparison with autotools. I've already managed
> to compile with it QGIS core library on linux.
Can you try to compile with MinGW crosscompiler? Windows is the most important
platform for us (see downloads).
> What are your opinions about such switch for the next version of QGIS?
> I could try to prepare the build system in the refactoring branch to
> see if it works well.
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