PROPOSAL: Use Cmake as the build system for Samba
jra at samba.org
Thu Feb 18 15:08:36 MST 2010
On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 11:06:21PM +0100, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 05:02:33PM -0500, simo wrote:
> > > > 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.
> Oh, we already decided to dump the existing system?
No :-). This is a decision as to what *parallel* system
we put resources into exploring.
I'm still of the opinion that "them as does the work, gets
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