PROPOSAL: Use Cmake as the build system for Samba

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Feb 18 15:42:38 MST 2010

On Thu, 2010-02-18 at 17:02 -0500, simo wrote:
> 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.

Well, with the promised merge to create 'Samba 4.0', I would have
assumed that python, for better or worse, will remain a requirement.  

So at that point in the future, which we have agreed to work towards, we
will have python+cmake or python as dependencies. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.

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