[Development] Switch the main "Qt Build System"

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Tue Jun 9 20:38:00 CEST 2020

On Tuesday, 9 June 2020 00:27:35 PDT Shawn Rutledge wrote:
> FWIW the configuration mechanism seems a bit less friendly so far with all
> those -DSHOUTED options like -DFEATURE_developer_build=ON instead of
> configure -developer-build.

The syntax of CMake was why KDE decided in 2004 not to use CMake and instead 
use Scons/Waf.

Worked out pretty well, right?

The maturity of the project matters  A LOT more than the syntax. Adding a 
wrapper configure script is easy but was never done.

PS: between the initial assessment and when KDE begun using CMake, CMake 
stopped requiring all-uppercase and stopped requiring repeating the conditions 
in the ENDIF() control words.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel System Software Products

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