[Qt-creator] CMake daemon for user tools

Hunger Tobias Tobias.Hunger at theqtcompany.com
Mon Jan 11 11:01:59 CET 2016

Hi Stephen,

I registered for the Berlin Meetup already and am looking forward to get an
update on your progress on the cmake front:-)

On So, 2016-01-10 at 12:10 +0100, Stephen Kelly wrote:
> This design is independent of any generator, and compared to the solution of
> writing json to a file, this solution doesn't require generating
> anything that is
> not asked for.

Having a file with the important data would have been nice -- at least as an
intermediary step:-)


> I am scheduled to give a talk at FOSDEM about the feature and how user
> tools can interact with it:
>  https://fosdem.org/2016/schedule/event/enabling_gui_tools_for_cmake_code

Are you aware whether there will there be a recording of the presentation?
Please keep us updated with a link if there is:-)

> with a preview in Berlin:
>  http://www.meetup.com/berlincplusplus/events/227896427/

I'll be there.


> However, I can't complete those tasks myself: I don't have
> relevant experience building IDEs to know how best to design the
> protocol, what IDE tools really need, how to design a fail-safe parser
> etc.  Additionally, I think a design which incorporates design ideas
> and implementation from more than one person will be better in the end.

About the protocol: Just use something existing? GDB has something, or maybe
just expect/return JSON or XML? Web services seem to work well with such an


I'll take a look at the repo.

Best Regards,

Tobias Hunger, Senior Software Engineer | The Qt Company
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