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Re: About CMake (was Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Appendmajor version number and for libraries soname major)

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: "Jonah H(dot) Harris" <jonah(dot)harris(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Subject: Re: About CMake (was Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Appendmajor version number and for libraries soname major)
Date: 2008-12-29 21:12:27
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Jonah H. Harris escribió:
> On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 11:47 AM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> > But of course those are just as straightforward in autoconf.  It's
> > the not-straightforward stuff that's going to be a PITA to translate.
> 
> As much as I dislike autotools, I really despise CMake; it's a nasty
> piece of work and I hope we don't switch to it.  Though, as I must've
> missed it, what's the main complaint with the current build system?

The fact that we have to have a mostly parallel build system for MSVC.
Anything beyond the most trivial changes must be manually patched there
too, which is annoying and breaks the MSVC build frequently.

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Alvaro Herrera                                http://www.CommandPrompt.com/
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