PROPOSAL: Use Cmake as the build system for Samba

tridge at tridge at
Wed Feb 17 15:32:22 MST 2010

Hi Simo,

This article is interesting:

It is very positive about cmake and its use in KDE.

waf also looks interesting. It's originally based on SCons, but may be
better supported. See

I certainly like the idea of being able to include waf (which is just
89k) in the Samba source, for use on systems that don't have it. It
claims to support versions of python from 2.3 to 3.0, which is nice.

I also like the fact that it splits up the configure and build phases,
which is a better fit for the way we do things now than cmake is.

Cheers, Tridge

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