[Qt-creator] [cmake-developers] CMake daemon for user tools

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Tue Jan 12 22:29:47 CET 2016

On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 10:05:08 Brad King wrote:
> On 01/12/2016 05:15 AM, Tobias Hunger wrote:
> > I read Brad's reply as meaning that your cleanup work is a great
> > benefit to cmake, but will probably not be available in the
> > foreseeable future (if at all).
> Most of Stephen's work completed so far is already in CMake 3.4, and
> a bit more is in 'master' and will be in 3.5.  It has no public-facing
> changes though so yes more work will be needed to get a solution IDEs
> can actually use.
> > Alexander goes back to the generator approach we discussed a year ago
> > and explicitly says he won't work on that, so nothing will happen
> > there.
> The generate-json-description approach remains a valid alternative.
> Aleix's work on it got pretty far before Stephen proposed the daemon
> alternative.  See more below.  IIRC Alexander Neundorf raised concerns
> only about how to activate the generation of the json description, and
> has now proposed an approach to resolve those concerns.

Yes, exactly.
But I really don't have the time to bring my branch up to merge quality: 
tests, documentation, compatibility (?, some generator names will fall away), 
corner cases. But these things are actually not complicated code, It's just 


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