PROPOSAL: Use Cmake as the build system for Samba

simo idra at
Thu Feb 18 15:02:33 MST 2010

On Fri, 2010-02-19 at 08:50 +1100, tridge at wrote:
> Hi Simo,
>  > As you say it is nothing that we haven't done or keep doing, but
>  > certainly if I should judge on this criteria I'd definitely choose CMake
>  > over python any day.
> It is not cmake or python. It is cmake _and_ python. By using cmake we
> don't lose the need for python in samba4. 
> Having a dependence on one external tool doesn't justify adding
> another. The point of using a python based build tool is that it adds
> no additional pain.

For samba3 it is a choice between cmake or python afaik.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at>
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. <simo at>

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