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From:Davi Arnaut Date:November 5 2010 8:57pm
Subject:Re: Removal of the autotools-based build system
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On 11/5/10 6:55 PM, Kristian Nielsen wrote:
>> >  There is a ./configure emulation already, but its not perfect and I'm
>> >  inclined to remove it. Package related scripts should definitely be
>> >  made aware of cmake in order to fully exploit it. Also, otherwise, we
>> >  would need to keep updating the emulation script. Another point is
>> >  that with cmake there was also a change of install layout, so
>> >  intervention will be necessary in any case.
>> >
>> >  What do you think? Keep or remove?
> I'm not sure. Personally I don't see much need to keep the emulation layer
> around. As you say, other changes will be needed anyway, so better just spend
> the effort on the native CMake.
> I think the main usefulness of the emulation layer is having done it, to check
> that everyting in the old system has a counterpart in the new (to reasonable
> degree ...), and showing how to map between them.
> It might be useful to convert the emulation layer into a documentation file
> describing for each old autoconf option how (and if) the same effect is
> obtained with CMake.

Agree. I've added your remark to the task.