[Development] Notes on "Qt Build Systems" @ QtCon 2016
kevin.kofler at chello.at
Tue Sep 6 17:14:58 CEST 2016
> I never wanted to use CMake b/c for me it look like a gross hack
> (Reminds me of GNU M4).
The CMake language is much easier to use than m4, and also there is just one
layer rather than having autoconf on top of m4, with shell script snippets
There is a reason CMake is being proposed for Qt and autotools is not.
> Makefiles are out-dated (no punt intended) and so is CMake and any
> other Makefile-based tools.
> Makefiles are dead! CMake is ill! (Friendly, easy and provocative
CMake can generate other build files than makefiles (e.g., the Ninja
generator is basically a drop-in replacement).
I guess somebody could even get CMake to write Qbs files, it would just be
one more generator. :-)
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