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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] an example of a gnuradio project using cmake

From: Josh Blum
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] an example of a gnuradio project using cmake
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 17:15:51 -0800
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> The biggest problem that I see with cmake is that the burden of proof
> lies with cmake. We have years of building up the project
> configuration in autotools and every problem we have come across has
> been solvable and solved in this framework. While some/many of these
> problems might have been solved faster with cmake, we do a lot of
> strange stuff in many different parts of GNU Radio's build system. We
> would need proof that cmake can actually handle everything, and that
> probably means redoing the entire build system with cmake. Honestly,
> right now, I have more important things to do than work on this, even
> as a part of the rebuild. In the rebuild that we hope to do soon, we
> know exactly how to handle it in autotools and we have the benefit of
> having the solutions to our build problems already solved.
> It's really not worth my time (or anyone else's that I can think of)
> to redo the entire build system at this point. The single outstanding
> issue in the build system currently is working in Windows, and I don't
> think the problems there are things that cmake will automatically fix
> for us.
> I appreciate your thoughts, concerns, and ideas here. Hopefully, you
> understand my concerns about moving to a new build system, though.

Alright, I accept your challenge. Upon near completion of the rewrite I
will take on the burden of proof. -Josh

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