[cmake-developers] Need more information concerning the Trilinos test of CMake

Alan W. Irwin irwin at beluga.phys.uvic.ca
Fri Oct 13 00:08:09 EDT 2017

A PLplot configure, build, and test is an excellent indirect test 
of modern CMake because PLplot currently uses

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.6.2 FATAL_ERROR)

and has a relatively small and fast build but with a rather complex
build system for its size that has been developed over the course of
the last decade. Accordingly Bill Hoffman suggested to me off-list
some time ago that I configure a CMake dashboard submission that
builds the master HEAD CMake version and tests it with a build and
test of PLplot similarly to what is done for Trilinos.  But I am only
getting around to this now, and all I can find in the CMake source
code with regard to Trilinos is Tests/Contracts/Trilinos.

Could someone here please confirm that code is a good model for
what I should set up in the PLplot case?

Assuming that is the case, and I modify my local CMake git repository
to add the required files in Tests/Contracts/PLplot and build that
modified CMake, how would I
submit an Experimental CMake dashboard to test my work?

Or more directly, how would I submit an Experimental CMake dashboard to test
the existing Trilinos case?

Alan W. Irwin

Astronomical research affiliation with Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Victoria (astrowww.phys.uvic.ca).

Programming affiliations with the FreeEOS equation-of-state
implementation for stellar interiors (freeeos.sf.net); the Time
Ephemerides project (timeephem.sf.net); PLplot scientific plotting
software package (plplot.sf.net); the libLASi project
(unifont.org/lasi); the Loads of Linux Links project (loll.sf.net);
and the Linux Brochure Project (lbproject.sf.net).

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