>>>>> "Reggie" == Reggie Burnett <Reggie.Burnett@stripped> writes:
Reggie> Michael Widenius wrote:
>>>>>>> "Reggie" == Reggie Burnett <Reggie.Burnett@stripped>
>>>> Still, it's certainly worth a try. If it'd be relatively easy fix, I
>>>> don't see why we couldn't continue supporting it (e.g. build with CMake
>>>> on one of pushbuild hosts).
Reggie> I completely agree. We could use cmake for all platforms where cmake is
Reggie> supported and encourage the cmake guys to port to those other platforms.
Reggie> Moving away from automake would be a dream come true for most.
>> I disagree. There are more people that understands automake than
>> cmake and for the change is not for the good.
Reggie> That's not a good argument. We will always better understand what we
Reggie> have been using instead of new technologies.
The main argument is that don't break something that works. If cmake
isn't a full replacement for all interesting platforms and doesn't give
us something significantly better there is no reason to move.
Reggie> I personally don't really
Reggie> care what is used for the linux builds but *many* people in the company
Reggie> have expressed regret that we are not leveraging Cmake on other
Reggie> platforms. Apparently there are lots of unix projects moving to cmake
Reggie> and for good reason. it is simply easier to use than automake.
Not if you know automake :)
Reggie> Technology continues to march forward and we are continually being
Reggie> exposed to new and better tools. Some will help us, some will not. We
Reggie> would be unwise to ignore tools because they are unfamiliar to us.
I agree we shouldn't ignore better tools. I agree that it would be
good if we could support cmake too. I was just mainly disagreeing
with the notion that "Moving away from automake would be a dream come
true for most".