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Re: CMake build anyone?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: CMake build anyone?
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 06:07:05 +0300

> From: Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2010 23:34:07 +0200
> > As long as you are not asking the end users to have CMake installed
> > (and I hope you don't), the DOS build will be okay.
> A CMake install is required. Maybe that is an issue for MSDOS users,

Forget MSDOS.  It's a problem for everyone.  It means to build Emacs
the end users will have to install a tool that is not there out of the
box.  I think this is a serious argument against using CMake.

> because there is no cmake port for MSDOS AFAIK.

That should be the least of our problems.

> If you imply that requiring cmake for Windows people is too a serious
> inconvenience, it should be noted that cmake makes gnuwin32/msys
> unnecessary

MSYS is already unnecessary (and even not recommended), and GnuWin32
is just a bunch of ported programs with no relation to one another.
The Windows build requires only `cp' and `rm', and they don't have to
be from GnuWin32.

> For the time being, we can put MSDOS aside and go ahead if cmake is seen
> as convenient enough by the Windows maintainers.

I think it's inconvenient even on GNU/Linux.

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