[osgeo4w-dev] Using cmake of osgeo projects?

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Fri Jun 28 15:48:20 PDT 2013

On 28 June 2013 23:17, Charles Karney <charles.karney at sri.com> wrote:
> Sorry for hitting multiple mailing lists...
> I'm currently going through the process of compiling various packages
> for Windows (proj, libtiff/geotiff, gdal, libLAS) and hitting the
> various (but typical) bumps...
> [...]
> libLAS already uses cmake.  But it appears to be the exception in the
> realm of geospatial software.  Is there any interest in adopting cmake
> for other packages?

CMake has been added for libgeotiff long time go, but it may need

CMake for GEOS has been added too, it seems it's getting some more
attention now (thanks to Regina who is switching form GNU autotools).

There is also a prototype of CMake for PostGIS (incomplete though):

Some time ago, there was attempt to bring CMake for GDAL:

Adding PROJ.4 should be easy.

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.
And, without continuous maintenance, such new build will unlikely
cross the chasm.

Best regards,
Mateusz  Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net

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