Author Topic: Has anyone considered replacing autotools with CMAKE for building code::Blocks?  (Read 837 times)

Offline billus

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Seems to me that for bouncing back and forth between macOS, Windows and Linux, life is easier on a CMAKE-based build than autotools, which doesn't run natively on Windows and is painful at best on macOS.

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Yes, I've considered it, but I can't find the time or desire to port the whole build system to cmake. I prefer to work on actual bugs making C::B better for users and accept that the development would be a bit harder.
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Hopefully you won't mind if I give it a shot. My thinking is that, if you make the development process easier, more people will tackle a bug or two rather than spend hours figuring out how to build (as I have with Alpine, much less macOS).

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I doubt it. CMake is not really user friendly. In fact on linuxes autotools is a lot user friendlier than cmake.
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