Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 02:49 UTC, submitted by ronaldst
KDE When a project with the size and scope of KDE gets to be as big as it is, sometimes changing a decision established almost a decade earlier is very difficult. KDE has relied on autotools to build most of the project since its inception, but for the last year, KDE 4 has been building with CMake, a newer build system that is rapidly becoming a heavyweight contender. Read on for more.
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RE: autohell
by load_mic on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 13:30 UTC in reply to "autohell"
load_mic
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2005-12-13

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one cursing automake.

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RE[2]: autohell
by panzi on Fri 23rd Feb 2007 13:47 in reply to "RE: autohell"
panzi Member since:
2006-01-22

Well, maybe the maturity is still using autotools, but I think the maturity is also cursing autotools. ;)

Btw.: There are computer science professors (Technical University Vienna) who insist that their students have to use autotools, just because they never heard of anything else! And I'm thinking of a particular professor who isn't that old that he could have lost touch which the current world of computer science. I think the new systems like scons[1], waf[2] and cmake[3] need more media attention!

Apropos: A comparison article between scons, waf and cmake (and maybe autotools) would be a very nice thing.

[1] http://scons.org/
[2] http://www.freehackers.org/~tnagy/bksys.html
[3] http://www.cmake.org/HTML/Index.html

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