[cmake-developers] Future of ccmake and cmake-gui

Alan W. Irwin irwin at beluga.phys.uvic.ca
Thu Aug 17 06:23:19 EDT 2017

On 2017-08-17 19:29+0930 Simon Lees wrote:

> On 17/08/17 19:01, Jean-Michaël Celerier wrote:
>>> And Mac doesn't have configure/autotools by defaul.
>> but... "configure" has nothing to do with autotools.
>> It's just a shell script (which is sometimes generated *from* autotools;
>> this is not the case with Qt AFAIK).
> Yes Qt's configure is a stand alone script unrelated to autotools. Qt
> uses its own build system thats shipped with it.

I can confirm that.  Also, I have built Qt5 a couple of times, and I
was not particularly happy with the regidity of their build system
when attempting to drop components I was not using.  And I was also
not happy with how the options for that configuration script changed
so drastically from one Qt5 version to the next. So it is always a
big disappointment to me that Qt5 does not have a flexible,
user-friendly CMake-based build system following what the KDE
developers have done for years.

So this is another "minor" project for Alex.  :-)

Alan W. Irwin

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