[Development] Proposing CMake as build tool for Qt 6

Kai Köhne Kai.Koehne at qt.io
Thu Jun 6 16:00:41 CEST 2019

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> From: Development <development-bounces at qt-project.org> On Behalf Of
> Palaraja, Kavindra
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> Subject: Re: [Development] Proposing CMake as build tool for Qt 6
> Hi,
> Just curious, do you have a link to what the draft documentation for CMake
> looks like?

CMake has quite extensive documentation: https://cmake.org/cmake/help/latest/

> qmake's documentation has always been an afterthought. The documentation
> equivalent for CMake should be better than that – at the very least, it
> shouldn’t result in another https://wiki.qt.io/Undocumented_QMake and
> such.

I think this is the case 😊 We're also gradually improving the documentation of CMake macros that Qt provides, see https://codereview.qt-project.org/q/topic:%22cmake_transition%22 (reviews welcome btw).

Now there will still be CMake macros & functions that are only used when building Qt itself (-> are internal). I don't think it makes sense yet to document them, because they're still in flux. But once things stabilize it would be IMO a good move to at least provide overview documentation.



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