[fdo-internals] FDO RFC 21 - New Linux Buildsystem Cmake Based

Greg Boone greg.boone at autodesk.com
Mon Oct 20 16:24:39 EDT 2008

I believe I asked these questions before, but if these new files are submitted

1) Will it modify the existing build process?
2) How will it integrate with the current Windows build process?
3) How has it been tested and on which platforms has it been tested?
4) Who will maintain and support these files and this build process going forward? Someone needs to be tasked with this responsibility.
5) Will we finally get a buildbot setup if we move to this process?

All these questions need to be answered to my satisfaction, and in detail, before I would consider approving this RFC.


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Subject: Re: [fdo-internals] FDO RFC 21 - New Linux Buildsystem Cmake Based

Jason Birch wrote:
> I think that this was the last of the questions?
> Rather than continuing to beat this to death, I would really like to
> see:
> - Helio's current (3.4.x) cmake work checked into trunk as an alternate
> build system
> - With the understanding that this is Linux-only (and BSD/MacOS as we
> have time); won't touch Windows solutions, etc at all


I think the way forward is to update RFC 21 to handle your proposed
transitional approach, and then call for a vote on it.

At this point I'm moderately supportive of the approach, and will commit
to doing at least some testing of the new build mechanism once it is in

I would like to see the RFC include an action item for someone to write
up a brief introduction to using and updating cmake in the context of

Best regards,
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