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

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Cc: "Magnus Hagander" <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, "Peter Eisentraut" <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, "Alvaro Herrera" <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, "Andrew Dunstan" <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, "Bruce Momjian" <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Subject: Re: About CMake (was Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Append major version number and for libraries soname major)
Date: 2008-12-29 16:47:58
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"Dave Page" <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> writes:
> On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 12:49 PM, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:
>> ... The point being that I think creating the
>> replacement parts for autoconf are a lot harder than creating them for
>> the make parts of the system.

> I did - in the wxWidgets case, the existing module had some behaved
> badly in a number of ways and needed rewriting from scratch imho, and
> the PostgreSQL module was non-existent (and pretty quick to write). In
> fairness though, I expect the majority of the autoconf stuff that
> would need replacing would be much easier - simple library/header
> checks are very straightforward.

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.

			regards, tom lane

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