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Re: Multi-platform build system

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Multi-platform build system
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 03:33:47 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> writes:

>> Time ago I volunteered to write a CMake [1] build spec for Emacs. It was
>> considered unnecessary by the people who does most of the work on the
>> current build systems.
> IIRC, it was also unacceptable, because the user would need CMake to
> build Emacs, as opposed to just generating makefiles than can be
> packed into the tarball. Is that so, or am I misremembering?

You are correct about the makefiles. You need cmake to generate
them. But today you need some external tools (I'm talking about Windows)
that would be unnecessary with cmake. So I can't see why requiring cmake
instead of those Unix utils is unacceptable.

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