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dot.KDE: The Road to KDE 4: CMake, A New Build System for KDE

Feb 23, 2007, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Troy Unrau)

"When a project with the size and scope of KDE gets to be as big as it is, sometimes changing a decision established almost a decade earlier is very difficult. KDE has relied on autotools to build most of the project since its inception, but for the last year, KDE 4 has been building with CMake, a newer build system that is rapidly becoming a heavyweight contender in the world of buildsystems. Read on for more...

"This article focuses on CMake, which is not actually part of KDE, but is developed independently by Kitware and a team of open source developers. It is released under a BSD-style license. I can't really show much in the way of screenshots for a build system, but I will do my best to explain why CMake has been a welcome change to the KDE development process..."

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